any of a family (Tabanidae) of large, bloodsucking dipterous flies, consisting of horse flies and deer flies
Origin of tabanid; from Classical Latin tabanus, horsefly + -id
Any of various bloodsucking dipteran flies of the family Tabanidae, which includes the horseflies and deerflies.
Origin of tabanidNew Latin Tabanidae, family name, from Latin tabanus, horsefly.
- A horsefly.