nounWortformen: plural ˈhorseˌflies
any of a number
of large dipterous flies (family Tabanidae), the female of which sucks the blood
of horses, cattle, etc.
any of various other dipterous flies that bite
horses, esp. any of a family (Gasterophilidae) of botflies
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Wortherkunft von 'horsefly'ME hors fleege