Recent Examples of firefly from the Web
Trapped in its gravitational clutches, run-of-the-mill stars whip around this gargantuan black hole like fireflies in a hurricane.
Research suggests that the male fireflies that flash the longest may be considered ideal mates.
Each white ball, glow stick glowing inside, was a firefly in action.
This annual event showcases the synchronous fireflies (photinus carolinus), one of the few species in the world who coordinate their flash patterns, according to the National Park Service.
At least seven firefly bills have been proposed since the 2016 legislative session.
This May, thousands of fireflies will deliver a mesmerizing display in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Among the themes that light up like fireflies here and there are the nature of sin, the purpose of art, the low status of actors and the low status of humans in general.
Similar to the glow of a firefly, the bright blue flashes lighting up the ocean waves are the biochemical reaction of small, algae-like organisms known as dinoflagellates.
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First Known Use of firefly
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Definition of firefly for English Language Learners
: a small flying insect that produces a soft light
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