sciarid

sciarid
noun
minute blackish gregarious flies destructive to mushrooms and seedlings
Syn: ↑fungus gnat, ↑sciara
Hyponyms: ↑armyworm
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Sciara

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I. \\-rə̇d\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin Sciaridae
: of or relating to the Sciaridae
II. noun (-s)
: a fly of the family Sciaridae : fungus gnat

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sciarid /sī-arˈid/
noun
A minute, dark-coloured, two-winged fly of the family Sciaridae (also adjective)
ORIGIN: Gr skiaros shady, dark-coloured, from skia shadow

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