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noun
a two-winged fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, having the mouthparts adapted for biting, and commonly a household and stable pest.
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Also called biting housefly.

Origin of stable fly

First recorded in 1860–65
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stable fly

noun
a blood-sucking muscid fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, that attacks man and domestic animals
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