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A common, widely distributed fly (Musca domestica) that frequents human dwellings, breeds in moist or decaying organic matter, and transmits a wide variety of diseases.
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n, pl -flies
(Animals) a common dipterous fly, Musca domestica, that frequents human habitations, spreads disease, and lays its eggs in carrion, decaying vegetables, etc: family Muscidae
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or house′ fly`,
n., pl. -flies.
a medium-sized, gray-striped fly, Musca domestica, common around human habitations in nearly all parts of the world.
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|Noun||1.||housefly - common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases|
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
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housefly[ˈhaʊsflaɪ] N (houseflies (pl)) → mosca f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
housefly[ˈhaʊsˌflaɪ] n (-flies (pl)) → mosca (comune)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
houseflyn (pl -flies) mosca doméstica
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