Definitions

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

  • n. A fly of the family Muscidae, which includes the common housefly.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Muscidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to or related to the Muscidae family of insects.
  • n. Any fly of the family Muscidae of insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any fly of the genus Musca, or family Muscidæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the dipterous family Muscidæ.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the family Muscidæ.

Etymologies

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

From New Latin Muscidae, family name, from Musca, type genus, from Latin musca, fly.

Examples

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  • The common housefly.

    December 25, 2006