screwworm fly


noun

the adult screwworm.

Nearby words

  1. screwhead,
  2. screwpine,
  3. screwplate,
  4. screwup,
  5. screwworm,
  6. screwy,
  7. scriabin,
  8. scribble,
  9. scribbler,
  10. scribbling block

Origin of screwworm fly

1905–10; Americanism

Also called screw fly.

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