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Midge vs. Mite

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Midgenoun

any of various small two-winged flies, for example, from the family Chironomidae or non-biting midges, the family Chaoboridae or phantom midges, and the family Ceratopogonidae or biting midges, all belonging to the order Diptera

Mitenoun

A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species.

Midgenoun

(fishing) any bait or lure designed to resemble a midge

Mitenoun

A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing.

Midgenoun

Any one of many small, delicate, long-legged flies of the Chironomus, and allied genera, which do not bite. Their larvæ are usually aquatic.

Mitenoun

A lepton, a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.

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Midgenoun

A very small fly, abundant in many parts of the United States and Canada, noted for the irritating quality of its bite.

Mitenoun

A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

Midgenoun

minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water

Mitenoun

Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle

Midge

A midge is any small fly, including species in several families of non-mosquito Nematoceran Diptera. Midges are found (seasonally or otherwise) on practically every land area outside permanently arid deserts and the frigid zones.

Mitenoun

A small or naughty person, or one you take pity on; rascal

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Mitenoun

A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the dust mite, cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, three-toed spider mite, etc. See Acarina.

Mitenoun

A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.

‘Two mites, which make a farthing.’;

Mitenoun

A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

Mitenoun

Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.

‘For in effect they be not worth a myte.’;

Mitenoun

a slight but appreciable addition;

‘this dish could use a touch of garlic’;

Mitenoun

any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods

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Mite

Mites are small arachnids (eight-legged arthropods). Mites are not a defined taxon, but the name is used for members of several groups in the subclass acari of the class Arachnida.

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