any of several flies of the families Oestridae, Gasterophilidae, and Cuterebridae, the larvae of which are parasitic in the skin or other parts of various mammals.
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noun (pl) -flies
any of various stout-bodied hairy dipterous flies of the families Oestridae and Gasterophilidae, the larvae of which are parasites of man, sheep, and horses
Also called bota bag. a wine bag of Spain made of untanned goatskin and usually holding 1–2 liters (1.1–2.2 quarts). a wine barrel of Spain holding 500 liters (132 U.S. gallons). Historical Examples The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford The Smuggler Chief […]
Also, botanic. of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants: botanical survey; botanical drugs. Pharmacology. a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots, leaves, bark, or berries. Contemporary Examples Summer Lovers Matthew Dakotah September 18, 2009 Historical Examples The Australian Explorers George Grimm The Wild Garden William Robinson Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, […]
a garden for the exhibition and scientific study of collected, growing plants, usually in association with greenhouses, herbariums, laboratories, etc. Contemporary Examples Summer Lovers Matthew Dakotah September 18, 2009 Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various The Wild Garden William Robinson Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat […]