mosquito hawk

noun

1
chiefly Southern US : dragonfly
2
dialect : crane fly

Examples of mosquito hawk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is the difference between a mosquito hawk and a crane fly? Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 12 Mar. 2024 Crane flies, also known as mosquito hawks thanks to their resemblance to giant mosquitoes, are out in force right now. The Arizona Republic, 12 Mar. 2024 Crane flies, commonly known as mosquito hawks or even skeeter eaters, have emerged in droves this spring. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 23 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mosquito hawk was in 1737

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“Mosquito hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mosquito%20hawk. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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