hover fly

noun

any dipterous fly of the family Syrphidae, with a typically hovering flight, esp Syrphus ribesii, which mimics a wasp

Nearby words

  1. hove,
  2. hovea,
  3. hovel,
  4. hoven,
  5. hover,
  6. hovercraft,
  7. hovering accent,
  8. hovering act,
  9. hovering vessel,
  10. hoverport

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