from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various predatory flies of the family Asilidae, characteristically having long, bristly legs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as Hornet fly, under Hornet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any dipterous insect of the family Asilidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swift predatory fly having a strong body like a bee with the proboscis hardened for sucking juices of other insects captured on the wing
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