burrel fly

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From its reddish colour. See burrel.


burrel fly (plural burrel flies)

  1. The botfly or gadfly of cattle (Hypoderma bovis).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for burrel fly in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)