tsetze
Tsetse Tset"se, n. (Zo["o]l.) A venomous two-winged African fly ({Glossina morsitans}) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during certain seasons of the year. [Written also {tzetze}, and {tsetze}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Glossina morsitans — Tsetse Tset se, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A venomous two winged African fly ({Glossina morsitans}) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tsetse — Tset se, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A venomous two winged African fly ({Glossina morsitans}) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tzetze — Tsetse Tset se, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A venomous two winged African fly ({Glossina morsitans}) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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