noun (pl) -flies
any large stout-bodied dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, the females of which suck the blood of mammals, esp horses, cattle, and man Also called gadfly, cleg
late 14c., from horse (n.) + fly (n.).
noun 1. any bloodsucking, usually large fly of the family Tabanidae, especially of the genus Tabanus, a serious pest of horses, cattle, etc.
a gate in the wall of Jerusalem, at the west end of the bridge, leading from Zion to the temple (Neh. 3:28; Jer. 31:40).
noun 1. any weedy North American plant of the genus Triosteum, of the honeysuckle family, especially T. perfoliatum, having stalkless leaves and purplish-brown flowers and bearing orange fruits. noun 1. any caprifoliaceous plant of the genus Triosteum, of Asia and North America, having small purplish-brown flowers Also called feverwort
noun 1. a black and yellow sand wasp, Bembix carolina, of the southern U.S., preying on flies that gather around horses and cattle.