gallinipper


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gallinipper

(găl′ə-nĭp′ər)
n.
1. A large biting mosquito, especially Psorophora ciliata of the Americas.
2. A large mosquitolike insect such as a crane fly.
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As opposed to the state's usual resident mosquitoes, which bite primarily at dawn and dusk, the gallinippers feed day and night, at all times.