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greenhead Line breaks: green|head
Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnhɛd/
(also greenhead fly)

Definition of greenhead in English:


chiefly US
A biting horsefly with green eyes.
  • Genus Chrysops, family Tabanidae
Example sentences
  • He guessed deerflies and greenheads would appear earlier than normal, unless the weather changes.
  • If there are more greenheads and deer flies this year, Donahue said there aren't any obvious reasons why.
  • The greenhead fly has made golfer's lives a misery at the Seaview Marriott Resort in New Jersey all week.
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