from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small dipterous insect of the genus Simulium, allied to the black fly of the North. It is often extremely abundant in the lower part of the Mississippi valley and does great injury to domestic animals, often killing large numbers of cattle and horses. In Europe the Columbatz fly is a species with similar habits.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as buffalo gnat.
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