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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of certain small flies, esp. the biting gnats or punkies of the family Ceratopogonidae, the midges of the family Chironomidae, and the black flies of the family Simuliidae.
Origin of gnat:
bef. 900; ME; OE gnæt(t), c. dial. G Gnatze
any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
(British usage) mosquito
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a tiny flying insect
gnats flying around our heads
Any small insect of the order Diptera, specifically within the suborder Nematocera.
A type of jet fighter aircraft.
a blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito
any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; esp., in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc
A gnat is any of many species of tiny flying insects in the Dipterid suborder Nematocera, especially those in the families Mycetophilidae, Anisopodidae and Sciaridae. In British English the term applies particularly to Nematocerans of the family Culicidae. The common gnat is the species Culex pipiens. Male gnats often assemble in large mating swarms or ghosts, particularly at dusk. Gnat larvae are mostly free-living and some are aquatic. Many feed on plants, though some are carnivorous. Larval plant feeders cause root, stem, or leaf galls to be formed by the host plant. Some species of fungus gnats are pests of mushrooms and roots of potted plants in homes and greenhouses. Some South American Pleurothallid orchids are pollinated by tiny gnats and have correspondingly small flowers.
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Translations for gnat
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a very small, usually blood-sucking, fly.
- ذُبابَه مّصّاصَة دمArabic
- mosquitoPortuguese (BR)
- die MückeGerman
- एक प्रकार की खून चुसने वाली मक्खीHindi
- mušica, komaracCroatian
- (bit)mÿ; moskítóIcelandic
- mug; muskietDutch
- knott, myggNorwegian
- يوه كوچنۍ حشره چې دوه وزرونه لرىPashto
- mygga, knottSwedish
- แมลงเล็ก ๆThai
- 蚋(一種吸血小蠅)Chinese (Trad.)
- کوئی اڑنے والا چھوٹا کیڑا، مچھرUrdu
- muỗi nhỏVietnamese
- 蠓虫，蚊，蚋Chinese (Simp.)
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