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gnat

 (năt)
n.
Any of various tiny two-winged flies, especially those that sometimes form swarms.

[Middle English, from Old English gnæt.]
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gnat

(næt)
n
(Animals) any of various small fragile biting dipterous insects of the suborder Nematocera, esp Culex pipiens (common gnat), which abounds near stagnant water
[Old English gnætt; related to Middle High German gnaz scurf, German dialect Gnitze gnat]
ˈgnatˌlike adj
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gnat

(næt)

n.
any of certain small flies, esp. the biting gnats or punkies of the family Ceratopogonidae, the midges of the family Chironomidae, and the black flies of the family Simuliidae.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English gnæt(t), c. dial. German Gnatze]
gnat′ty, adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
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gnat

(năt)
Any of various small biting flies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gnat - any of various small biting flies: midgesgnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
biting midge, no-see-um, punkey, punkie, punky - minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
midge - minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water
psychodid - a fly of the family Psychodidae
Phlebotomus papatasii, sand fly, sandfly - any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis
black fly, buffalo gnat, blackfly - small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals
2.gnat - (British usage) mosquito
mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
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gnat

noun
Related words
collective nouns swarm, cloud
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Translations
ذُبابَه مّصّاصَة دم
komár
myg
kulo
hyttynensääski
szúnyog
mÿ; moskító
culex
uodas
ods
komár

gnat

[næt] Nmosquito m, jején m (LAm)
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gnat

[ˈnæt] nmoucheron m
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gnat

n(Stech)mücke f
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gnat

[næt] nmoscerino
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gnat

(nat) noun
a very small, usually blood-sucking, fly.
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gnat

n. [insect] jején.
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gnat

n (type that bite) jején m, insecto parecido al mosquito pero más pequeño y que pica
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