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Meaning of VINEGAR FLY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  flies whose larvae feed on pickles and imperfectly sealed preserves
 
 See Also: fruit fly, genus Drosophila, pomace fly

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vin"e*gar fly\
Any of several fruit flies, esp. {Drosophila ampelopophila},
which breed in imperfectly sealed preserves and in pickles.

 

 

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