odonate


odo·nate

noun \ˈō-də-ˌnāt, ō-ˈdä-(ˌ)nāt\

Definition of ODONATE

:  any of an order (Odonata) of predaceous insects comprising the dragonflies and damselflies
odonate adjective

Origin of ODONATE

irregular from Greek odous, odōn tooth
First Known Use: 1947

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