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Meaning of "black fly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BLACK FLY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLACK FLY

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Black fly is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BLACK FLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Black fly

A black fly is any member of the family Simuliidae of the Culicomorpha infraorder. They are related to the Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, and Thaumaleidae. Over 1,800 species of black flies are known. Most species belong to the immense genus Simulium. Most black flies gain nourishment by feeding on the blood of mammals, including humans, although the males feed mainly on nectar. They are usually small, black or gray, with short legs, and antennae. They are a common nuisance for humans, and many U.S. states have programs to suppress the black fly population. They spread several diseases, including river blindness in Africa and the Americas.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLACK FLY

black diamond
black disc
black disease
black dog
black earth
black economy
black eye
Black Ferns
black flag
Black Forest
Black Forest gateau
Black Friar
black frost
black game
black goods
black gram
black grouse
black guillemot
black gum

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLACK FLY

bee fly
caddis fly
crane fly
dry fly
dung fly
flesh fly
fruit fly
Hessian fly
hover fly
let fly
like a blue-arsed fly
make the fur fly
Mediterranean fruit fly
on the fly
robber fly
Spanish fly
stable fly
tsetse fly
tube fly
wet fly

Synonyms and antonyms of black fly in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «black fly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLACK FLY

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The translations of black fly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «black fly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黑飞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mosca negro
570 millions of speakers

English

black fly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

काली मक्खी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الذبابة السوداء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

черная муха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mosca negra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কালো মাছি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouche noire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terbang hitam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwarze Fliege
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブラックフライ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

블랙 플라이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ireng fly
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bay đen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கருப்பு ஈ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काळ्या माशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Siyah sinek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mosca nera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czarna mucha
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чорна муха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Fly negru
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μαύρη μύγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swart vlieg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svart fluga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

svart fly
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLACK FLY»

The term «black fly» is regularly used and occupies the 73.587 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLACK FLY»

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Black Fly Season
A young woman stumbles into a rough Algonquin Bay tavern covered in black fly bites, with a bullet in her brain, and no memory.
Giles Blunt, 2009
2
Old Black Fly
Chasing an old black fly--and the alphabet--all through the house, Mama, Sister, Baby, and Gramma are in pursuit as the fly coughs on the cookies, nibbles on the noodles, and pesters the parrot. Reprint.
Jim Aylesworth, 1995
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Dangerous Wildlife in California & Nevada: A Guide to Safe ...
Black fly bites are bigger than mosquito bites, they sometimes bleed due to anti- coagulants in the insects' saliva, and these bites itch longer and more persistently . Livestock, pets, poultry, and wildlife are also severely irritated by these flies.
F. Lynne Bachleda, 2002
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Field & Stream
ing streams are preferred breeding places. Once able to fly, the female, which feeds by day, is ready for a meal in order to carry out its reproducing task. Like the mosquito, the black fly is found over much of North America, but its largest ...
5
The Black Fly of Citrus and Other Subtropical Plants (1920)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Harry Frederic Dietz, James Zetek, 2010
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African Fly-fishing Handbook
Black Fly was nothing more than a long shank hook with as many black cock hackles as possible, wound onto the shank. You can get about 12 hackles on a long shank size 4 hook. The tip of the last hackle extends back to form the tail. Prior to ...
Bill Hansford-Steele, 2004
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Cupp, E. W., and Cupp, M. S. (1997). Black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) salivary secretions: importance in vector competence and disease. Journal of Medical Entomology 34, 87-94. Cupp, E. W., and Ramberg, F. B. (1997). Care and maintenance ...
Gary R. Mullen, Lance A. Durden, 2002
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An History of Animals
The black Fly, with avelvety, body marked with three transverse lines. 10. The black Fly,sswith the body marked with two yellow belts on the back. 1 1. The black Fly, with ferrugineous wings, with three white interrupted belts on the back. 12.
John Hill, 1752
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Urban Insects and Arachnids: A Handbook of Urban Entomology
... no-no fly 186; Blanford fly 187; buffalo gnat 187; cholera gnat 187; common black fly 187; Golubatz fly 187; pom' fly 186; turkey gnat 187; western black fly 187; white- stockinged black fly 187 black flour beetle (Tribolium madens) 128 black ...
William H. Robinson, 2005
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Pond and Brook: A Guide to Nature in Freshwater Environments
As you lift another rock nearby, some tiny (less than .2 inch or 5 millimeters) black fly larvae may be seen swaying in the current. They are small enough to be protected by the slow water of the boundary layer. There are approximately ninety ...
Michael J. Caduto, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLACK FLY»

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Storms rake region with lightning; power outage, hunt for fires
... including the small (1/10th of an acre) Black Fly Fire (Incident 330) west of Sisters, on land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. «KTVZ, Jul 15»
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Fire Fighters Hungry For Rain Get Their Wish Today
Firefighters are currently responding to two smoke reports, one is the Black Fly Fire (Incident #330) five miles with of Squaw Creek. This is an ... «myCentralOregon.com, Jul 15»
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A Comprehensive Guide to Breweries, Gastropubs, and Taprooms …
In addition to five core beers, there are seasonal libations such as Adirondack Farmhouse Rye and Black Fly Porter. The Off-Trail Series, ... «North Country Public Radio, Jul 15»
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Backyard Mosquito Control
These bacterium products are designed to target mosquito and black fly larvae and the risk to non-target insects and aquatic life are ... «Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Jul 15»
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UF/IFAS Scientists Adapt Household Products to Dupe and Trap …
When they used their new method of producing carbon dioxide to bait mosquito traps in Florida and black fly traps in Africa, the traps attracted ... «Newswise, Jul 15»
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Bad bug season ahead for many, forecaster says. Here's why
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia experienced similar mosquito and black fly populations to Ontario and Quebec, Ardis explained. However, in ... «The Weather Network, Jun 15»
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Bahamian flats fishing under fire
... for his iconic Black Fly brand of fishing clothing and accessories, ... a well-regarded casual eatery in St. Augustine under the Black Fly brand. «Florida Today, Jun 15»
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DNA match only adds to frustration in manhunt for escaped killers
... very steep, and what's known as “black fly season” because of the insect infestation, and you have a mixture that is challenging for searchers. «Buffalo News, Jun 15»
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Nick Cain casts an expert eye over last week's European …
Expectations will be sky-high at Racing following the arrival of All Black fly-half legend Dan Carter, and they now have a squad with enough ... «The Rugby Paper, Jun 15»
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Banner nesting year?
The future of a critically endangered species in Wisconsin may lie in figuring out how to fight a little black fly. A 14-year effort to establish a new ... «La Crosse Tribune, Jun 15»

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