punkie, punky, punkey, no-see-um, biting midge

(noun) minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


punkie (plural punkies)

(US) A small two-winged fly or midge of the family Ceratopogonidae, which bites and then sucks the blood of mammals; the biting midge; sandfly.

Etymology 2


punkie (plural punkies)

(US) A fish, Lepomis gibbosus.

Synonym: pumpkinseed

Source: Wiktionary

Punk"ie, n. [Orig. unknown.]

Definition: A minute biting fly of the genus Ceratopogon or allied genus of the family Chironomidæ, found in swarms in various densely wooded or mountaneous regions. [U. S.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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