cleg

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cleg

(klɛɡ)
n
(Animals) another name for a horsefly, esp one of the genus Haematopota
[C15: from Old Norse kleggi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleg - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animalscleg - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
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cleg

[kleg] Ntábano m
References in classic literature ?
twarn't for crows then, for it brought the clegs and the dowps to him.
Horseflies, also known as clegs, have razor sharp jaws and can inflict a very painful bite.
Appendix IV: Medical acarology and entomology: horse flies, clegs, deer flies, pp.