noseeum

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Shortened no see them.

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noseeum (plural noseeums)

  1. (colloquial) a biting midge, a small flying insect that harasses people out of doors, particularly in warm weather after sunset.
    • 1983, Bob Cary, The big wilderness canoe manual
      Noseeums will go right through a tent screen.
    • 1999, Stephen King, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
      The minges and noseeums had found her now, so many of them buzzing around her head that her vision seemed to dance with black specks.

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