from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in animal tissue or feed on carrion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common name of a group of exclusively carnivorous dipterous insects, the blow-flies, such as those of the genus Sarcophaga.

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  • noun Alternative form of flesh-fly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living animals


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