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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a dipterous insect parasitic upon birds (genus Ornithomyia, and allies), usually winged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of some pupiparous dipterous insects which infest the plumage of birds, creeping quickly about among the feathers. A good example is Olfersia americana, which is found on many species of birds.

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