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crane fly

noun
1.
any of numerous nonbiting insects constituting the family Tipulidae, inhabiting damp areas and resembling a large mosquito with extremely long legs.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
Related forms
crane-fly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crane flies

crane fly

noun
1.
any dipterous fly of the family Tipulidae, having long legs, slender wings, and a narrow body Also called (Brit) daddy-longlegs
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