American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous long-legged, slender-bodied flies of the family Tipulidae, having the general appearance of a large mosquito. Also called daddy longlegs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name of the dipterous insects of the family Tipulidæ (which see). In Great Britain it is also called
daddy-long-legs, a name given in America to certain arachnidans. The common crane-fly or daddy-long-legs of Europe is Tipula oleracea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) a dipterous insect with long legs, of the genus Tipula.
- n. long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite
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