vinegar fly


Examples of vinegar fly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The small holes allow access to vinegar flies but keep out larger insects. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, 25 Apr. 2023

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Word History


from its breeding in pickles

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vinegar fly was in 1901

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“Vinegar fly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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