horsefly

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horsefly (ˈhɔːsˌflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
gadfly, Also called: cleg any large stout-bodied dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, the females of which suck the blood of mammals, esp horses, cattle, and man

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horsefly

noun
1. winged fly parasitic on horses [syn: horse tick
2. large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals 
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