Definition of medfly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛdflʌɪ/

noun (plural medflies)

chiefly North American
Another term for Mediterranean fruit fly.
Example sentences
  • The Mediterranean fruit fly, commonly called the medfly, is one of the world's most destructive agricultural pests.
  • The medfly and the melon fly both arrived in the late 1800s; the oriental fruit fly came in 1945; and the Malaysian fruit fly is the newcomer, first being found in Hawaii in 1983.
  • A young wasp grows inside the medfly, eventually killing it.

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