Definitions

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  • n. Some kind of stinging or biting insect; a flea, gnat, sandfly, or the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Some kind of stinging or biting insect, as a flea, a gnat, a sandfly, or the like.

Etymologies

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Latin scinifes, cinifes or ciniphes, plural, from Ancient Greek σκνίψ (sknips, "gnat, small fly(, flea?)"), plural σκνῖφες (skniphes) or σκνῖπες (sknipes).

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