horsefly

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From Middle English horse fliȝe, equivalent to horse +‎ fly.

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horsefly (plural horseflies)

  1. Any of several medium to large flies, of the family Tabanidae, that suck the blood of mammals (not to be confused with Stomoxys calcitrans, the stable fly, or dog fly).

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