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black flyor black·fly (blăk′flī′)
Any of various small, dark-colored biting flies of the family Simuliidae, the larvae of which attach to rocks in streams and other flowing waters. Also called buffalo gnat.
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(Animals) any small blackish stout-bodied dipterous fly of the family Simuliidae, which sucks the blood of man, mammals, and birds. See also buffalo gnat
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any of various black biting gnats, of the family Simuliidae, that deposit their eggs in forest streams and are aquatic as larvae.
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|Noun||1.||black fly - small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals|
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
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