Found 2 items, similar to Buffalo gnat.
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Definition: buffalo gnat
n : small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic
larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and
other mammals [syn: blackfly
, black fly
English → English
Definition: Buffalo gnat
, n.; pl. Buffaloes
. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It.
bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of
African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr.
Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See Cow
the animal, and cf.
the color, and Bubale
1. (Zo["o]l.) A species of the genus Bos
), originally from India, but now found
in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent.
It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is
fond of marshy places and rivers.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A very large and savage species of the same
genus (Syncerus Caffer
syn. Bubalus Caffer
) found in
South Africa; -- called also Cape buffalo
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of wild ox.
4. (Zo["o]l.) The bison of North America.
5. A buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe
6. (Zo["o]l.) The buffalo fish. See Buffalofish
(Bot.), a shrub of the Upper Missouri
) with acid edible red berries.
(Zo["o]l.), an African bird of the genus
, of two species. These birds perch upon
buffaloes and cattle, in search of parasites.
, the carpet beetle. See under Carpet
, dry dung of the buffalo, or bison, used for
(Bot.), a kind of clover (Trifolium reflexum
) found in the ancient
grazing grounds of the American bison.
(Zo["o]l.), a large, edible, marine fish
) of the northern Pacific coast; --
called also blue cod
, and cultus cod
, or Buffalo gnat
(Zo["o]l.), a small
dipterous insect of the genus Simulium
, allied to the
black fly of the North. It is often extremely abundant in
the lower part of the Mississippi valley and does great
injury to domestic animals, often killing large numbers of
cattle and horses. In Europe the Columbatz fly is a
species with similar habits.
(Bot.), a species of short, sweet grass
), from two to four inches high,
covering the prairies on which the buffaloes, or bisons,
(Bot.), the oily and drupelike fruit of an
American shrub (Pyrularia oleifera
); also, the shrub
, the skin of the bison of North America,
prepared with the hair on; -- much used as a lap robe in