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odonate

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noun odo·nate \ˈō-də-ˌnāt, ō-ˈdä-(ˌ)nāt\

Definition of odonate

  1. :  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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