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shore fly

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noun

any of numerous small black flies of the family Ephydridae, found in damp or marshy locations.

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Also called e·phyd·rid [ih-fid-rid, ef-uh-drid] /ɪˈfɪd rɪd, ˈɛf ə drɪd/ .

Origin of shore fly

First recorded in 1940–45
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