|1.||any fragile mosquito-like dipterous insect of the family Chironomidae, occurring in dancing swarms, esp near water|
|2.||any similar or related insect, such as the biting midge and gall midge|
|3.||a small or diminutive person or animal|
|[Old English mycge; compare Old High German mucca, Danish myg]|
Any of various gnatlike flies, some species of which, such as the biting midges of the family Ceratopogonidae, serve as vectors for parasitic diseases.