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

  • n. Any of numerous minute black flies of the family Ephydridae, living in damp or marshy places.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tiny fly found near seashores or at smaller inland waters, such as ponds, of one the the 1,500 species of the family Ephydridae.


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