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crane fly Syllabification: crane fly
Pronunciation: /ˈkrān ˌflī/

Definition of crane fly in English:


A slender, two-winged fly with very long legs. The larva of some kinds is the leatherjacket.
Example sentences
  • Except for observations of a long-legged crane fly, insect visitation has not been further observed.
  • Of particular interest is an intronless white sequence in a crane fly.
  • Geoff is four years into a study of the insects whose less colloquial title is crane fly.
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