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Definition of tsetse fly noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


tsetse fly

NAmE//ˈtsitsi ˌflaɪ//
, NAmE//ˈsitsiˌflaɪ//
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an African fly that bites humans and animals and sucks their blood and can spread a disease calledsleeping sickness
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tsetse fly