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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallfly  \Gall"fly`\,  n.;  pl  {Gallflies}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  insect  that  deposits  its  eggs  in  plants,  and  occasions 
  galls,  esp.  any  small  hymenopteran  of  the  genus  {Cynips}  and 
  allied  genera.  See  Illust.  of  {Gall}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gallfly 
  n  1:  small  solitary  wasp  that  produces  galls  on  oaks  and  other 
  plants  [syn:  {gall  wasp},  {cynipid  wasp},  {cynipid  gall 
  wasp}] 
  2:  fragile  mosquito-like  flies  that  produce  galls  on  plants 
  [syn:  {gall  midge},  {gall  gnat}] 
  3:  any  of  various  insects  that  deposit  their  eggs  in  plants 
  causing  galls  in  which  the  larvae  feed 




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