gall-gnat

gall gnat

noun
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gall midge

noun
any of several dipterous insects of the family Cecidomyiidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
Also called gall gnat.


Origin:
1900–05

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gall midge
 
n
See also Hessian fly gallfly, Also called: gall gnat 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

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