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vinegar fly

any fly of the family Drosophilidae, the larvae of which feed on decaying fruit and vegetation.
Also called fruit fly, pomace fly.
Origin of vinegar fly
1900-05 Unabridged
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  • The house fly and stable fly are common pests to both production systems and the vinegar fly in swine.
British Dictionary definitions for vinegar fly

vinegar fly

any of various dipterous flies of the genus Drosophila See drosophila
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