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root fly

Syllabification: root fly

Definition of root fly in English:

noun

A dark slender fly whose larvae may cause serious damage to the roots of crops.
  • Family Anthomyiidae: many genera and species, including the cabbage root fly
Example sentences
  • After thinning, remember to construct 300 mm-high walls of horticultural fleece around or over the carrots to help prevent attacks from carrot root fly.

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