no see um

no-see-um

[noh-see-uhm]
noun Northern and Western U.S.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; pseudo-AmerInd E version of you can't see them

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no-see-um

noun
minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects [syn: punkie
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