Definition of Buffalo gnat

1. Noun. Small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals.

Exact synonyms: Black Fly, Blackfly
Generic synonyms: Gnat
Group relationships: Genus Simulium, Simulium

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buffalo Gnat

buff up
buffalo berry
buffalo bur
buffalo carpet beetle
buffalo chip
buffalo clover
buffalo fish
buffalo gnat (current term)
buffalo gourd
buffalo hump
buffalo jump
buffalo jumps
buffalo neck
buffalo nut
buffalo robe
buffalo robes
buffalo soldier
buffalo soldiers
buffalo type
buffalo wing
buffalo wings

Literary usage of Buffalo gnat

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1. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... savory than the steaks dressed by the most delicate cooks in civilized life. CHAPTER XVIII [II] Travelling out of our Latitude — The Buffalo-gnat — A ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"Mentioned other luminous larvae in Cole- optera and discussed the bearing of luminosity on arrested development. THB BUFFALO-GNAT PROBLEM IN ..."

3. Our Animal Friends: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1896)
"The principal breeding grounds of the buffalo gnat are the Mississippi Valley, Louisiana, ... Mules are the most common victims of the buffalo gnat. ..."

4. Pellagra: History, Distribution, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Etiology by Stewart Ralph Roberts (1912)
"This buffalo gnat causes the death of many mules and domestic animals. ... Since 1850 this buffalo gnat has killed many thousand domestic animals. ..."

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