No-see-um meaning

nō-sē'əm
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(colloquial) A biting midge, a small flying insect that harasses people out of doors, particularly in warm weather after sunset.
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Leptoconops torrens, a small biting fly.
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Any Ceratopogonidae, or biting midge, a family of small flies (1-4 mm long) in the order Diptera.
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Any biting bug or insect that is normally too small to see unaided.
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Origin of no-see-um

  • Alteration of no see them
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Shortened no see them.
    From Wiktionary