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

  • n. Any of several large hairy flies of the family Oestridae having larvae that form warbles under the skin of cattle and certain other animals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the genus Hypoderma of large flies, parasitic on cattle and deer.

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

  • n. hairy bee-like fly whose larvae produce lumpy abscesses (warbles) under the skin of cattle

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