alderfly

noun

al·​der·​fly
ˈȯl-dər-ˌflī
: any of numerous insects (order Megaloptera) of the genus Sialis or related genera having aquatic larvae that are used for bait compare dobsonfly

Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alderfly was in 1828

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“Alderfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alderfly. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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