Horsefly meaning

hôrsflī
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See also horse fly.
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Any of numerous large biting tabanid flies, the females of which feed on the blood of various mammals.
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Any of a number of large dipterous flies (family Tabanidae), the female of which sucks the blood of horses, cattle, etc.
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Any of various other dipterous flies that bite or infest horses, esp. any of a family (Gasterophilidae) of botflies.
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Any of numerous large biting tabanid flies, the females of which feed on the blood of various mammals.
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Any of several medium- to large flies, of the family Tabanidae, that suck the blood of mammals (not to be confused with Stomoxys calcitrans, the stable fly, or dog fly).
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