Definition of libellula
1 capitalized : a genus of large often brightly colored dragonflies usually with dark blotches on the wings that is the type of the family Libellulidae and in older classifications includes all the dragonflies
2 plural -s : any dragonfly of the genus Libellula : skimmer
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Origin and Etymology of libellula
New Latin, diminutive of libella dragonfly, from Latin, level (instrument); from the horizontal position of the wings
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