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fishfly

[ fish-flahy ]
/ ˈfɪʃˌflaɪ /
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noun, plural fish·flies.

a neuropterous insect of the family Corydalidae that is similar to but smaller than a dobsonfly.

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Origin of fishfly

First recorded in 1865–70; fish + fly1
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