cabbage root fly
a dipterous fly, Erioischia brassicae, whose larvae feed on the roots and stems of cabbages and other brassicas: family Muscidae (houseflies, etc)
Why Is The Word “Root” In “Root Beer”?Is root beer the world's most oddly named carbonated beverage ... we don't know, that award might go to 7-up, but we're going to explore the naming of this soft drink regardless. What, after all, is the root in root beer?
Do You Remember This Fly 90s Slang?The 90s might be in the past, but that doesn’t mean the language from that decade needs to be. Sure, there are some words we don’t need to hang onto (boo-yah! and not! come to mind), but there are a few we’d like to keep around. So, try out these words from the 90s for those days when you’re feeling especially fly.
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