horn fly
noun Date: 1708 a small dark gray European dipteran fly (Haematobia irritans) that has been introduced into North America where it is a blood-sucking pest especially of cattle

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  • horn fly — n a small black European dipteran fly (Haematobia irritans of the family Muscidae) that has been introduced into No. America where it is a bloodsucking pest of cattle called also cattle fly * * * Haematobia irritans …   Medical dictionary

  • horn fly — horn′ fly n. ent a small bloodsucking fly, Haematobia irritans, that is a pest, esp. of cattle • Etymology: 1700–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • horn fly — ☆ horn fly n. a muscid fly (Haematobia irritans) that is a pest on cattle and sucks blood, esp. at the base of the horns …   English World dictionary

  • horn fly — noun small black European fly introduced into North America; sucks blood from cattle especially at the base of the horn (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Haematobia irritans • Hypernyms: ↑fly • Member Holonyms: ↑Haematobia, ↑genus Haematobia …   Useful english dictionary

  • horn fly — a small bloodsucking fly, Haematobia irritans, that is a pest, esp. of cattle. [1700 10, Amer.] * * * ▪ insect  (Haematobia irritans), insect of the family Muscidae (order Diptera) and a serious cattle pest. Adult horn flies cluster at the base… …   Universalium

  • horn fly — n. small bloodsucking black fly that is a pest of cattle …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • 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

  • cattle fly — kat əl .flī n HORN FLY …   Medical dictionary

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