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bot·fly

also bot fly  (bŏt′flī′)
n.
Any of various stout dipteran flies of the family Oestridae, having larvae that are parasitic on mammals, including livestock and sometimes humans.

botfly

(ˈbɒtˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any of various stout-bodied hairy dipterous flies of the families Oestridae and Gasterophilidae, the larvae of which are parasites of humans, sheep, and horses

bot•fly

(ˈbɒtˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
any of several flies of the families Oestridae, Gasterophilidae, and Cuterebridae, the larvae of which are parasitic in the skin or other parts of various mammals.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.botfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammalsbotfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
Gasterophilus intestinalis, horse botfly - parasitic chiefly on horses
Dermatobia hominis, human botfly - large tropical American fly; parasitic on humans and other mammals
Oestrus ovis, sheep botfly, sheep gadfly - larvae are parasitic on sheep
Translations
kiiliäinensaivartaja

botfly

n (Zool) → Pferdebremse f
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It would be a lengthy stalk, and I knew we needed to hustle to avoid the possibility of the bull suddenly going bot-fly crazy.
Standing water in country areas has already made conditions difficult for horse riders with plagues of bot-fly affecting their animals, and cattle have also had to put up with clouds of flies.
Standing water in rural areas has already made conditions difficult for horse riders, with plagues of bot-fly affecting their animals and cattle have also had to put up with clouds of flies.