Definition of Damselfly

1. Noun. Slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest.

Generic synonyms: Odonate



Definition of Damselfly

1. Noun. Any of various insects of the suborder ''Zygoptera'' that have long slender bodies, and are similar to dragonflies but having wings folded when at rest. ¹

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Definition of Damselfly

1. [n -FLIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Damselfly

dampness
dampnesses
dampproof
dampproofed
dampproofing
dampproofs
damps
dampth
dampy
dams
damsel in distress
damselfish
damselfishes
damselflies
damselfly (current term)
damsels
damsels in distress
damsire
damsires
damson
damson plum
damson plum tree
damsons
dan
dan buoy
danaid
danaite
danalite

Literary usage of Damselfly

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"For the small Hydroporus larvae we were unable to supply living prey of suitably small size: so, pieces of damselfly larvae freshly cut up for the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"A specimen taken in Dead Ron, May 9, 1907, had only damselfly nymphs in the stomach and intestines. ..."

3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1921)
"... he surely would have at least selected a specimen with a head on it, to illustrate the common damselfly shown in the upper right hand corner of Plate ii ..."

4. General Biology: A Book of Outlines and Practical Studies for the General by James George Needham (1910)
"Of group 6, damselfly, mayfly and some dragonfly nymphs, amphipods, newly hatched amphibian larvae, etc.) Of group 7, hydras, ..."

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