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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of two-winged flies esp. the housefly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The representative and by far the largest family of the order Diptera; the flies.

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

  • n. two-winged flies especially the housefly

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