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

  • n. Any of numerous long-legged, slender-bodied flies of the family Tipulidae, having the general appearance of a large mosquito. Also called daddy longlegs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a dipterous insect with long legs, of the genus Tipula.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name of the dipterous insects of the family Tipulidæ (which see).

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

  • n. long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite


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