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A small dark-gray fly (Haematobia irritans) that sucks blood from cattle, often biting around the base of the horns.
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a small bloodsucking fly, Haematobia irritans, that is a pest, esp. of cattle.
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|Noun||1.||horn fly - small black European fly introduced into North America; sucks blood from cattle especially at the base of the horn|
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
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