Definition of 虻

  • gadfly
  • horsefly

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ボウ
  • あぶ

Popular Words With This Kanji

虻, 蝱, あぶ, あむ, アブ

horsefly, gadfly

虫引虻, 虫曳虻, 食虫虻, むしひきあぶ, ムシヒキアブ

robber fly (any fly of family Asilidae)

吊虻, 釣虻, 長吻虻, つりあぶ, ツリアブ

bee fly (any insect of family Bombyliidae)

虻蜂取らず, あぶはちとらず

attempting two tasks simultaneously, accomplishing neither

吊虻, 釣虻, 長吻虻, つりあぶ, ツリアブ

bee fly (any insect of family Bombyliidae)

花虻, はなあぶ, ハナアブ

hoverfly (any fly of family Syrphidae), syrphid, drone fly (Eristalis tenax)

吊虻, 釣虻, 長吻虻, つりあぶ, ツリアブ

bee fly (any insect of family Bombyliidae)

盲虻, めくらあぶ

deerfly

牛虻, うしあぶ, ウシアブ

Tabanus trigonus (species of horsefly)

馬虻, うまあぶ

horse botfly


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