botfly botfly  /ˈbɑtf ˌlaɪ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals

Usage(s):

  1. Horses are the victims of a botfly that lays its eggs on their legs, and sheep are the prey of another kind of botfly that lays its eggs in their noses.
  2. An odd little insect is the botfly.

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