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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various bloodsucking dipterous flies of the family Tabanidae, which includes the horseflies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to the horseflies of the family Tabanidae.
  • n. a horsefly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Tabanidæ; related to or resembling a tabanid.
  • n. A fly of the family Tabanidæ; a horse-fly; a deer-fly; a gadfly or breeze.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Tabānidae, family name, from Latin tabānus, horsefly.

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