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Noun: darning needle
  1. A long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
    - embroidery needle
  2. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    - dragonfly, devil's darning needle, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk

Derived forms: darning needles

Type of: odonate, sewing needle

Encyclopedia: Darning needle