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

  • n. See punkie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Leptoconops torrens, a small biting fly.
  • n. Any Ceratopogonidae, or biting midge, a family of small flies (1–4 mm long) in the order Diptera.
  • n. Any biting bug or insect that is normally too small to see unaided.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of several minute two-winged biting insects of the family Ceratopogonidae that suck the blood of mammals and birds and other insects; also called biting midge and punkie.

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

  • n. minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects


Alteration of no see them.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • It's ANDANTOL, and it absolutely takes the itch out of any mosquito or no-see-um bite.

    biting insects

  • All of this was being done on the outside deck so a billion no-see-um bugs also wanted to be in the picture.

    Riding Rockets

  • Seattle is bad enough -- it's so big that I feel like a no-see-um in a Norway pine reserve.

    Free Air

  • There is another pest of the North Woods which the guides call the no-see-um.

    On the Trail An Outdoor Book for Girls

  • Night and day are the same to the no-see-um; its warfare is continuous and its bite very annoying, but it disappears with the black-fly in July or

    On the Trail An Outdoor Book for Girls

  • Sea to Summit's new kit of no-see-um mesh clothing includes a mosquito-confounding jacket, mitts, pants, and socks - all coated with an Insect Shield Permethrin treatment to offer "superior bug protection."

  • Britannic no-see-um, those puzzle pieces really look like they fit well, that is, until you realize that you need to include the continental shelf areas for this type of fitting game. News

  • There's got to be a few left to be discovered, but by and large, we're going to larger-volume, lower-grade, "no-see-um" type deposits at this point.


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  • Out of sight, out of list.

    August 18, 2010