Definition of medfly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛdflʌɪ

noun (plural medflies)

chiefly North American
  • another term for Mediterranean fruit fly.
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    • 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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