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Zimb \Zimb\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large, venomous, two-winged fly, native of Abyssinia. It is allied to the tsetse fly, and, like the latter, is destructive to cattle.


n. An Ethiopian horsefly of the genus (taxlink Pangonia genus noshow=1), destructive to livestock.

Usage examples of "zimb".

Balli, in placing the first astronomers at Selingenakoy, near the Bailkal paid no attention to this twofold circumstance: it equally argues against their being placed at Axoum on account of the rains, and the Zimb fly of which Mr.