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Origin of buffalo gnat

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for buffalo gnat

buffalo gnat

noun
any of various small North American blood-sucking dipterous insects of the genus Simulium and related genera: family SimuliidaeAlso called: black fly
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