mosquito hawk

noun

1
chiefly Southern US : dragonfly
2
dialect : crane fly

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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Cite this Entry

“Mosquito hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mosquito%20hawk. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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