American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See punkie.
- n. Leptoconops torrens, a small biting fly.
- n. Any Ceratopogonidae, or biting midge, a family of small flies (1–4 mm long) in the order Diptera.
- n. Any biting bug or insect that is normally too small to see unaided.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zool.) Any of several minute two-winged biting insects of the family
Ceratopogonidaethat suck the blood of mammals and birds and other insects; also called biting midgeand punkie.
- n. minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
- Alteration of no see them. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's ANDANTOL, and it absolutely takes the itch out of any mosquito or no-see-um bite.”
“All of this was being done on the outside deck so a billion no-see-um bugs also wanted to be in the picture.”
“Seattle is bad enough -- it's so big that I feel like a no-see-um in a Norway pine reserve.”
“There is another pest of the North Woods which the guides call the no-see-um.”
“Night and day are the same to the no-see-um; its warfare is continuous and its bite very annoying, but it disappears with the black-fly in July or”
“Sea to Summit's new kit of no-see-um mesh clothing includes a mosquito-confounding jacket, mitts, pants, and socks - all coated with an Insect Shield Permethrin treatment to offer "superior bug protection.”
“Britannic no-see-um, those puzzle pieces really look like they fit well, that is, until you realize that you need to include the continental shelf areas for this type of fitting game.”
“There's got to be a few left to be discovered, but by and large, we're going to larger-volume, lower-grade, "no-see-um" type deposits at this point.”
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