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Definition: harvest fly
n : its distinctive song is heard during July and August [syn: dog-day cicada
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Definition: Harvest fly
(h[aum]r"v[e^]st), n. [OE. harvest, hervest,
AS. h[ae]rfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG.
herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr.
karpo`s fruit. Cf. Carpet
1. The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of
the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits,
late summer or early autumn.
Seedtime and harvest . . . shall not cease. --Gen.
At harvest, when corn is ripe. --Tyndale.
2. That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gathered; a
crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit.
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
To glean the broken ears after the man
That the main harvest reaps. --Shak.
3. The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain;
The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
The harvest of a quiet eye. --Wordsworth.
(Zo["o]l.), a marine fish of the Southern
United States (Stromateus alepidotus
); -- called
in Virginia. Also applied to the dollar fish.
(Zo["o]l.), an hemipterous insect of the genus
, often called locust
. See Cicada
, the head reaper at a harvest. [Obs.]
(Zo["o]l.), a minute European mite (Leptus autumnalis
), of a bright crimson color, which is
troublesome by penetrating the skin of man and domestic
animals; -- called also harvest louse
, and harvest bug
, the moon near the full at the time of harvest
in England, or about the autumnal equinox, when, by reason
of the small angle that is made by the moon's orbit with
the horizon, it rises nearly at the same hour for several
(Zo["o]l.), a very small European field mouse
). It builds a globular nest on the stems of
wheat and other plants.
, an image representing Ceres, formerly
carried about on the last day of harvest. --Milton.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Daddy longlegs