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fruit fly

noun
1.
any of numerous small dipterous insects of the family Tephritidae, the larvae of which feed on the fruit of various plants.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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British Dictionary definitions for fruit-fly

fruit fly

noun
1.
any small dipterous fly of the family Trypetidae, which feed on and lay their eggs in plant tissues See also gallfly
2.
any dipterous fly of the genus Drosophila See drosophila
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Slang definitions & phrases for fruit-fly

fruit fly

noun phrase

fag hag (1970s+ Homosexuals)


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