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Noun: dragonfly  'dra-gun,flI
  1. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    - darning needle, devil's darning needle, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk [N. Amer]

Derived forms: dragonflies

Type of: odonate

Encyclopedia: Dragonfly