from The Century Dictionary.
- A suborder or section of Diptera, containing the numerous insects known as gnats, midges, mosquitos, crane-flies, gall-flies, etc.: so called from the long thready antennæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) A suborder of dipterous insects, having long antennæ, as the mosquito, gnat, and crane fly; -- called also
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- noun mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
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