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any of a large family (Asilidae) of hairy dipterous flies of varying size that prey on other insects
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various predatory flies of the family Asilidae, characteristically having long, bristly legs.