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Noun: mosquito hawk  mu'skee-tow hok
  1. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    - dragonfly, darning needle, devil's darning needle, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, skeeter hawk
     
  2. Mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker
    - nighthawk, bullbat

Derived forms: mosquito hawks

Type of: caprimulgid, goatsucker, nightjar, odonate

Part of: Chordeiles, genus Chordeiles

Encyclopedia: Mosquito hawk