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noun
any of numerous nonbiting insects constituting the family Tipulidae, inhabiting damp areas and resembling a large mosquito with extremely long legs.
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Origin of crane fly

First recorded in 1650–60

OTHER WORDS FROM crane fly

crane-fly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crane fly

crane fly

noun
any dipterous fly of the family Tipulidae, having long legs, slender wings, and a narrow bodyAlso called (Brit): daddy-longlegs
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