sand fly
noun Date: 1736 any of various small biting dipteran flies (especially genus Phlebotomus of the family Psychodidae)

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  • Sand fly — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand fly — n. 1. BITING MIDGE 2. any of various other biting dipterous flies (family Psychodidae) that may transmit various diseases * * * Any of several species in the dipteran family Phlebotomidae (sometimes considered part of the family Psychodidae) with …   Universalium

  • sand fly — n any of various small biting dipteran flies (families Psychodidae, Simuliidae, and Ceratopogonidae) esp any fly of the genus Phlebotomus * * * see sandfly …   Medical dictionary

  • sand fly — n a small fly that bites people and lives on beaches …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sand fly — sand ,fly noun count a small fly that lives in warm regions of Asia, Africa, and southern Europe. It can spread disease when it bites …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sand fly — n. 1. BITING MIDGE 2. any of various other biting dipterous flies (family Psychodidae) that may transmit various diseases …   English World dictionary

  • sand fly — noun any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis • Syn: ↑sandfly, ↑Phlebotomus papatasii • Hypernyms: ↑gnat • Member Holonyms: ↑Phlebotomus, ↑genus Phlebotomus …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand fly — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sand fly : singular sand fly plural sand flies a small fly that lives in warm regions of Asia, Africa, and southern Europe. It can spread disease when it bites …   English dictionary

  • sand fly — noun (C) a small fly that bites people and lives on beaches …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sand-fly — n. Midge (Simulium nocivum) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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