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beginning with letter G
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gadfly Tweet Definition of gadfly Like Definition of gadfly on Facebook
noun (plural:gadflies)
  1. Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied group of botfly, botflies.
  2. A fly of various species, of the family Tabanidae, noted for buzzing about animals and sucking their blood.
  3. A horsefly.
  4. One who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempt to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant wikipedia:gadfly (social), see Wikipedia.
  5. (slang) A bloodsucker
He's a regular and takes advantage of his friend's generosity.
German cockroach Tweet Definition of German cockroach Like Definition of German cockroach on Facebook
noun
  1. (zoology) Blattella germanica; Croton bug. See cockroach.
glowworm Tweet Definition of glowworm Like Definition of glowworm on Facebook
noun
  1. The larva or wingless grub-like female of a beetle from the families Phengodidae or Lampyridae that gives out a green light from its abdomen.
Gnat Tweet Definition of Gnat Like Definition of Gnat on Facebook
proper noun (plural:Gnats)
  1. A type of jet fighter aircraft.
goldeneye Tweet Definition of goldeneye Like Definition of goldeneye on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Goldeneye (duck))
  1. any of several seaducks, of the genus Bucephala, having black and white plumage; the whistler
  2. any of several lacewings of the family Chrysopidae; the golden-eyed fly
grasshopper Tweet Definition of grasshopper Like Definition of grasshopper on Facebook
noun
  1. A herbivorous insect of the order Orthoptera noted for its ability to jump long distances.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made with green crème de menthe.
gravedigger Tweet Definition of gravedigger Like Definition of gravedigger on Facebook
noun
  1. A person employed to dig graves.
grayling Tweet Definition of grayling Like Definition of grayling on Facebook
noun (pl=grayling, pl2=graylings)
  1. Any freshwater fish of the genus Thymallus or specifically Thymallus thymallus, of the salmon family, having a large dorsal fin.
  2. A species of butterfly, Hipparchia semele, of the family Nymphalidae.
greenfly Tweet Definition of greenfly Like Definition of greenfly on Facebook
noun (pluralgreenflies)
  1. A green aphid that is a common pest of garden plants, houseplants, and crops.
grub Tweet Definition of grub Like Definition of grub on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
  2. (context, uncountable, slang) Food.
verb (grubb, ing)
  1. To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.
gypsy moth Tweet Definition of gypsy moth Like Definition of gypsy moth on Facebook
noun
  1. This moth was brought to the United States in a failed attempt to start a silkworm industry. Escaping soon after, the gypsy moth has become, over the last century, a major pest in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.

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