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gnat

(nat),
A midge; general term applied to several species of minute insects, including species of Simulium (buffalo gnat) and Hippelates (eye gnat). British authors sometimes include mosquitoes in this group, but this is not done in the U.S.
[A.S. gnaet]

gnat

(nat) a small dipterous insect. In Great Britain the term is applied to mosquitoes; in America to insects smaller than mosquitoes.

gnat

(năt)
n.
Any of various tiny two-winged flies, especially those that sometimes form swarms.

gnat

(nat)
A midge; general term applied to several species of minute insects, including species of Simulium (buffalo gnat) and Hippelates (eye gnat).
[A.S. gnaet]

gnat