Meaning of 蝇

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(Trad.: 蠅)
Pinyin: yíng
English Definition: fly; musca; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Ideographic: Insects that toads feed on
Character Formation:
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Example Words
果蝇 guǒ yíng fruit fly
家蝇 jiā yíng house fly
蝇子 yíng zi housefly
如蝇逐臭 yíng zhú chòu like flies pursuing a stink (idiom); the mob chases the rich and powerful; the crowd runs after trash
蝇粪点玉 yíng fèn diǎn a fly in the ointment (idiom)
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Example Sentences
After hatching, the fly larvae begin to eat the cricket' s fat.
The Lord of the Flies is an appropriate benchmark for the movement.
In the guano, I collected fly larvae, cockroaches, spiders and more cave crickets.
The males catch a smaller fly and kind of dangle it in front of the females as they dance.
Aside from the iconic Venus flytrap, many other kinds of carnivorous plants exist.