horse leech

horseleech

[hawrs-leech]
noun
a large leech, as Haemopis marmoratis, that infests the mouth and nasal passages of horses.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English horsleych. See horse, leech

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horseleech (ˈhɔːsˌliːtʃ)
 
n
1.  any of several large carnivorous freshwater leeches of the genus Haemopis, esp H. sanguisuga
2.  an archaic name for a veterinary surgeon

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