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cheese fly

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Definition of cheese fly in English:

noun

A small shiny black fly whose larvae infest cheese. Also called cheese-skipper.
  • Piophila casei, family Piophilidae
Example sentences
  • The cheese fly consumes any remaining moist flesh at this stage, even though it is uncommon earlier in decay.
  • The larvae of the cheese fly are deliberately introduced to the cheese to prompt an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down the cheese's fat.
  • Its features are essentially given by the development of cheese fly larvae within it during the seasoning.

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