Definition of no-see-um in English:



North American
  • A minute bloodsucking insect, especially a biting midge.

    • ‘These are likely what is commonly referred to as no-see-um or biting midge.’
    • ‘After a short hike around 18th-century limestone ruins on rocky Crab Cay, we camped on the sand of an unnamed barrier island, uninhabited but for a ravenous air force of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.’
    • ‘By August, the 20 or so other human visitors who walk this popular (by Arctic standards) route each year should be gone, as should the mosquitoes and no-see-ums.’
    • ‘Bugs, though not as many as there would be naturally, hung around her head in a perpetual cloud, midges and no-see-ums buzzing in her ear and sucking on her sweat.’
    • ‘A single hectare is estimated to be able to produce ten million black flies, no-see-ums and other biting insects!’