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1. A large biting mosquito, especially Psorophora ciliata of the Americas.
2. A large mosquitolike insect such as a crane fly.

[Origin unknown.]


(Animals) dialect US any biting insect, especially a large mosquito
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It feels like you're being stabbed," one Florida resident told Fox Orlando, describing the bites of the gallinipper mosquitoes.
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Unable to support his family on the trickle of customers who visit his farm, Calvin Cassowary accepts the offer of Gallinipper Foods to equip him with high-tech equipment in exchange for buying his eggs.