mosquito hawk definition

  • noun:
    • See nighthawk.
    • reduced Southern U.S. See dragonfly. See Local Note at dragonfly.
    • A dragonfly.
    • a dragon fly; -- so-called given that it captures and feeds upon mosquitoes.
    • A dragon-fly.
    • The night-hawk, a caprimulgine bird, Chordeiles popetue, or some other species of the same genus.
    • primarily nocturnal North American goatsucker
    • slender-bodied non-stinging pest having iridescent wings which can be outspread at peace; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.

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