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ID #5741

stinging doctor

[cf. Brit. dial. North doctor horse-fly EDD; from its bite, likened to blood-letting] n. the horse-fly (Tabanus sp.), which has a painful bite: 1977 (Albury 80). cf. DOCTOR FLY (Gen.)

Tags: animal, insect, noun

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Last update: 2011-10-30 18:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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