or house fly
- a medium-sized, gray-striped fly, Musca domestica, common around human habitations in nearly all parts of the world.
Origin of housefly
Examples from the Web for housefly
Historical Examples of housefly
An inch-objective will show the head of an housefly, which in a bright light is a very beautiful object.Through a Microscope
They were insignificant in size and of a dark gray color, not unlike that of the housefly.The Life of the Fly
J. Henri Fabre
They didn't care whether the housefly wiped his feet before he came into the house or not."Speaking of Operations--"
Irvin S. Cobb
There is the housefly, the lesser cabbage white butterfly, and one or two other little things.The Sea and the Jungle
H. M. Tomlinson
Shall I ever again sit for two mortal hours hearing a housefly buzz in the window and thinking it a pleasant voice!In the Footprints of the Padres
Charles Warren Stoddard
- a common dipterous fly, Musca domestica, that frequents human habitations, spreads disease, and lays its eggs in carrion, decaying vegetables, etc: family Muscidae