fruit flynoun [ C ]uk /ˈfruːt ˌflaɪ/ us /ˈfruːt ˌflaɪ/
Examples from literature
- I use fruit flies because of their extreme adaptability.
- In late summer and autumn many specimens of a small fruit fly, known as the "vinegar fly," make their appearance, attracted by the odor of overripe fruit.
- One mixture which we use is a mixture which is normally used against the fruit flies which are oftentimes injurious to fruit, particularly in the east and in tropical countries.
- Professor Morgan, for example, has found a strain of fruit flies whose offspring in cold weather are usually born with supernumerary legs.
- The fact is, I am working with fruit flies.