crane fly

noun
any of numerous nonbiting insects constituting the family Tipulidae, inhabiting damp areas and resembling a large mosquito with extremely long legs.

Origin:
1650–60

crane-fly, adjective
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crane fly
 
n
Also called (Brit): daddy-longlegs any dipterous fly of the family Tipulidae, having long legs, slender wings, and a narrow body

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