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Noun: devil's darning needle
  1. Common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
    - virgin's bower, old man's beard, Clematis virginiana
  2. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    - dragonfly, darning needle, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk

Derived forms: devil's darning needles

Type of: clematis, odonate

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