tsetse flytse·tse fly
any of a family (Glossinidae) of small dipterous flies of central and S Africa, including species that carry the trypanosomes that cause nagana and sleeping sickness
Origin of tsetse flyBantu tsetse, literally , fly that kills animals
Any of various two-winged bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina of sub-Saharan Africa that transmit the trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
Origin of tsetse flyAfrikaans from Sotho (Tswana) tsêtsê