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gnat

Pronunciation: nat

Definition: A midge; general term applied to several species of minute insects, including species of Simulium (buffalo gnat) and Hippelates (eye gnat). British authors sometimes include mosquitoes in this group, but this is not done in the U.S.

[A.S. gnaet]

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