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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A dipterous insect (Eristalis tenax), resembling the drone bee. See eristalis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dipterous insect or fly of the family Syrphidæ, Eristalis tenax: so called from its resemblance to a drone bee.

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