[ gal-uh-nip-er ]
/ ˈgæl əˌnɪp ər /

noun Informal.

any of various insects that sting or bite, especially a large American mosquito, Psorophora ciliata.

Origin of gallinipper

First recorded in 1675–85; of obscure origin; final element apparently assimilated to nipper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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