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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crane fly mean? 

CRANE FLY (noun)
  The noun CRANE FLY has 1 sense:

1. long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

  Familiarity information: CRANE FLY used as a noun is very rare.

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CRANE FLY (noun)

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Long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

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Nouns denoting animals


crane fly; daddy longlegs

Hypernyms ("crane fly" is a kind of...):

dipteran; dipteron; dipterous insect; two-winged insects (insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing)

Holonyms ("crane fly" is a member of...):

family Tipulidae; Tipulidae (crane flies)

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