Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zool.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of no see them.]

Examples

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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

    biting insects

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  • Out of sight, out of list.

    August 18, 2010