vinegar fly


noun

any fly of the family Drosophilidae, the larvae of which feed on decaying fruit and vegetation.

Origin of vinegar fly

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called fruit fly, pomace fly.
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British Dictionary definitions for vinegar fly

vinegar fly

noun

any of various dipterous flies of the genus DrosophilaSee drosophila
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