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vinegar fly

noun
  1. any fly of the family Drosophilidae, the larvae of which feed on decaying fruit and vegetation.
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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
  1. any of various dipterous flies of the genus DrosophilaSee drosophila
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