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buffalo gnat

Syllabification: buf·fa·lo gnat

Definition of buffalo gnat in English:

noun

North American
Another term for black fly (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • Black flies, also referred to as gnats or buffalo gnats, can be a serious problem because of their ability to bite.
  • The small adult black fly is also known as a buffalo gnat, and the female can deliver a painful bite.
  • The latter two groups of aquatic flies are considered pests, particularly buffalo gnats that are well known for their painful bites and human blood feeding habits.

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