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[hous-flahy] /ˈhaʊsˌflaɪ/

noun, plural houseflies.
a medium-sized, gray-striped , Musca domestica, common around human habitations in nearly all parts of the world.
noun (pl) -flies
a common dipterous fly, Musca domestica, that frequents human habitations, spreads disease, and lays its eggs in carrion, decaying vegetables, etc: family Muscidae

early 15c., from house (n.) + fly (n.).


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