from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of small dipterous files, including several very injurious species, as the Hessian fly. See Hessian fly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of nemocerous Diptera, or small two-winged flies, typical of the family Cecidomyiidæ, containing such as the Hessian-fly, C. destructor, noted for the ravages of its larvæ upon crops.
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