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noun

a minute European fly, Oscinella frit, the larvae of which are serious pests of wheat and other cereals.

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Origin of frit fly

First recorded in 1880–85; of obscure origin
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frit fly

noun

a small black dipterous fly, Oscinella frit, whose larvae are destructive to barley, wheat, rye, oats, etc: family Chloropidae
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