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gallinipper

[gal-uh-nip-er] /ˈgæl əˌnɪp ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
any of various insects that sting or bite, especially a large American mosquito, Psorophora ciliata.
Origin of gallinipper
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; of obscure origin; final element apparently assimilated to nipper
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