from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A blood-sucking African fly that transmits sleeping sickness etc.; the tsetse fly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. ĺ. A genus of dipterous insects, or flies, of the family Muscidæ. G. morsitans is the terrible tsetse-fly.
  • n. A genus of brachiopods, of the family Lingulidæ.
  • n. A genus of pyralid moths: same as Stericta.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.


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