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 during certain seasons of the year. [Written also {tzetze}, and {tsetze}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tzetze — Tzet ze, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Tsetse}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tzetze — noun bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc. • Syn: ↑tsetse fly, ↑tsetse, ↑tzetze fly, ↑glossina • Hypernyms: ↑fly • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Glossina …   Useful english dictionary

  • tzetze — tzet·ze (tsetґse) tsetse …   Medical dictionary

  • tzetze — n. any of number of small bloodsucking flies of Central and South Africa that carry sleeping sickness and other diseases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tzetze fly — [tset′sē, tsēt′sē, set′sē, sēt′sē, tēt′sē] n. alt. sp. of TSETSE FLY …   English World dictionary

  • tzetze fly — noun bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc. • Syn: ↑tsetse fly, ↑tsetse, ↑tzetze, ↑glossina • Hypernyms: ↑fly • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Glossina …   Useful english dictionary

  • tzetze fly — /tset see, tet , tsee tsee, tee /. See tsetse fly. Also called tzetze. * * * …   Universalium

  • tzetze fly — tze|tze fly [ˈtetsi flaı, ˈtsetsi , ˈsetsi ] n another spelling of ↑tsetse fly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tzetze fly — noun (C) an African fly that sucks the blood of people and animals and spreads serious diseases …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tzetze fly — noun (C) another spelling of tsetse fly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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