warble fly

war·ble fly
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-buh l flahy]
    • /ˈwɔr bəl flaɪ/
    • /ˈwɔː.bl̩ flaɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-buh l flahy]
    • /ˈwɔr bəl flaɪ/

Definitions of warble fly words

  • noun warble fly any of several stout, woolly flies of the family Oestridae, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle and other animals. 1
  • noun warble fly any of various hairy beelike dipterous flies of the genus Hypoderma and related genera, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle: family Oestridae 0
  • noun warble fly any of a family (Oestridae) of botflies whose larvae burrow beneath the hide of cattle, horses, and other animals, producing warbles 0
  • noun warble fly Any member of the genus Hypoderma of large flies, parasitic on cattle and deer. 0

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Origin of warble fly

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80

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warble fly popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

warble fly usage trend in Literature

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