dragonfly definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different large pests of this purchase Odonata or suborder Anisoptera, having an extended slender human body and two pairs of thin, net-veined wings which can be often held outstretched whilst pest reaches sleep. Also referred to as regionally darner, darning needle, devil's darning needle, ear sewer, mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, needle, skeeter hawk, snake doctor, snake feeder, spindle.
    • An insect associated with the suborder Anisoptera with four lengthy transparent wings held perpendicular to a lengthy body.
    • slender-bodied non-stinging pest having iridescent wings being outspread at peace; grownups and nymphs prey on mosquitoes etc.

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