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gall midge

noun
1.
any of several dipterous insects of the family Cecidomyiidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
Also called gall gnat.
Origin of gall midge
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for gall midge

gall midge

noun
1.
any of various small fragile mosquito-like dipterous flies constituting the widely distributed family Cecidomyidae, many of which have larvae that produce galls on plants Also called gallfly, gall gnat See also Hessian fly
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