any of several tabanid flies of the genus Chrysops, the female of which is a vector of tularemia in deer, livestock, and humans.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of deer fly
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Words nearby deer fly
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Example sentences from the Web for deer fly
As for the deer-fly, and others of his piratical breed, he will bite like a dog at any time.The Forest|Stewart Edward White