Etymology
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tsetse (n.)

fly of tropical Africa, 1849, probably via South African Dutch, from a Bantu language (compare Setswana tsetse, Luyia tsiisi "flies").

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Definitions of tsetse

tsetse (n.)
bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.;
Synonyms: tsetse fly / tzetze fly / tzetze / glossina
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