odonate

noun
odo·​nate | \ ˈō-də-ˌnāt How to pronounce odonate (audio) , ō-ˈdä-(ˌ)nāt How to pronounce odonate (audio) \

Definition of odonate

: any of an order (Odonata) of predaceous insects comprising the dragonflies and damselflies

Other Words from odonate

odonate adjective

First Known Use of odonate

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for odonate

irregular from Greek odous, odōn tooth

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“Odonate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odonate. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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