Definitions for gallflyˈgɔlˌflaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gall•flyˈgɔlˌflaɪ(n.)(pl.)-flies.

  1. any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants, causing the formation of galls.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of gallfly:

1815–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gall wasp, gallfly, cynipid wasp, cynipid gall wasp(noun)

    small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants

  2. gall midge, gallfly, gall gnat(noun)

    fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants

  3. gallfly(noun)

    any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed

Wiktionary

  1. gallfly(Noun)

    Any of various flies which produce galls.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallfly(noun)

    an insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus Cynips and allied genera. See Illust. of Gall

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