heel fly
noun Date: 1878 cattle grub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heel fly — n CATTLE GRUB esp one in the adult stage * * * any fly of the genus Hypoderma …   Medical dictionary

  • heel fly — heel′ fly n. ent cattle grub • Etymology: 1875–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • heel fly — noun : a warble fly that attacks cattle; especially : a common warble fly (Hypoderma lineata) of warm parts of America * * * heel fly, a botfly whose larva is parasitic in animals such as cattle, goats, and deer; cattle warble. The grub burrows… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heel fly. — See cattle grub. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • heel fly. — See cattle grub. [1875 80, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • heel — [[t]hi͟ːl[/t]] heels, heeling, heeled 1) N COUNT Your heel is the back part of your foot, just below your ankle. 2) N COUNT The heel of a shoe is the raised part on the bottom at the back. He kicked it shut with the heel of his boot. ...the shoes …   English dictionary

  • fly — A two winged insect in the order Diptera. Important flies include Simulium (black f.), Calliphora (bluebottle f.), Piophila casei (cheese f.), Chrysops (deer f.), Siphona irritans (horn f.), Fannia scolaris (latrine f.), Oestrus ovis and… …   Medical dictionary

  • heel — n 1. foot, hoof, kicker, Latin, calx; heel bone, Anat. calcaneus, Anat. os calcis; (of some animals) hock, Anat. hallux, (of birds) spur. 2. lift, heelpiece, heeltap, spike, wedgie. 3. conclusion, tail end, fag end, rind, crust; remnant,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • heel — Synonyms and related words: SOB, accouter, afterpart, afterpiece, appoint, arch, arm, back, back door, back seat, back side, balance, bastard, bear off, bedog, behind, bend, blackguard, bounder, branch off, breech, broke, bugger, cad, cant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • warble fly — any of several stout, woolly flies of the family Oestridae, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle and other animals. [1875 80] * * * Any of several dipteran species (botfly family Oestridae or the family Hypodermatidae), widespread in… …   Universalium

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