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biting housefly

noun

stable fly

noun
1.
a two-winged fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, having the mouthparts adapted for biting, and commonly a household and stable pest.
Also called biting housefly.
Origin of stable fly
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for biting housefly

stable fly

noun
1.
a blood-sucking muscid fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, that attacks man and domestic animals
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