dragonfly

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noun drag·on·fly \ˈdra-gən-ˌflī\

Definition of dragonfly

  1. :  any of a suborder (Anisoptera) of odonate insects that are larger and stouter than damselflies, hold the wings horizontal in repose, and have rectal gills during the naiad stage; broadly :  odonate

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First Known Use of dragonfly

1626


DRAGONFLY Defined for English Language Learners

dragonfly

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noun drag·on·fly \ˈdra-gən-ˌflī\

Definition of dragonfly for English Language Learners

  • : a large insect that has a long thin body and four wings and that is often seen near water


DRAGONFLY Defined for Kids

dragonfly

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noun drag·on·fly \ˈdra-gən-ˌflī\

Definition of dragonfly for Students

plural

dragonflies

  1. :  a large insect with a long slender body and four wings


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