Cleg Cleg, n. [Northern Eng. & Scot. gleg: cf. Gael. crethleag.] (Zo["o]l.) A small breeze or horsefly. [North of Eng. & Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

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  • cleg — [klɛg] noun Brit. another term for horsefly. Origin ME: from ON kleggi …   English new terms dictionary

  • cleg — /klɛg/ (say kleg) noun → march fly. {Middle English, from Old Norse kleggi} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cleg —   n. gad fly; horse fly …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cleg — n. Brit. a horsefly. Etymology: ON kleggi …   Useful english dictionary

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