tsetse

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English[edit]

Head of a tsetse.

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Etymology[edit]

From Tswana tsetse.

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Noun[edit]

tsetse (plural tsetses or tsetse)

  1. Any fly of the genus Glossina, native to Africa, that feeds on human and animal blood; known primarily as a carrier of parasitic trypanosomes.

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  • Particularly in North American English, this insect is most commonly referred to as a "tsetse fly."

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Tswana[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tsêtsê CLASS 9 (plural ditsetse)

  1. tsetse fly