Definition of crane fly in English:

crane fly

Syllabification: crane fly

noun

A slender, two-winged fly with very long legs. The larva of some kinds is the leatherjacket.
  • Family Tipulidae: many genera and species, in particular the large and common Tipula maxima
More 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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retention of juvenile features in the adult animal