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

  • n. Any of several two-winged bloodsucking African flies of the genus Glossina, often carrying and transmitting pathogenic trypanosomes to humans and livestock.

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  • n. bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.

Etymologies

Afrikaans, from Sotho (Tswana) tsêtsê.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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