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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several small, wingless, biting insects of the order Mallophaga that are external parasites on birds. Also called bird louse.

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

  • n. wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds


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