Definition of Mosquito hawk
1. Noun. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc..
Generic synonyms: Odonate
2. Noun. Mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker.
Generic synonyms: Caprimulgid, Goatsucker, Nightjar
Group relationships: Chordeiles, Genus Chordeiles
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Literary usage of Mosquito hawk
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1. The Land of the O-o: Facts, Figures, Fables, and Fancies by Charles C. Burnett (1892)
"It proved to be a welcome and familiar insect, known by the popular title of the " mosquito-hawk," its name having been acquired from a playful habit it ..."
2. Report Upon Cotton Insects: Prepared Under the Direction of the Commissioner by John Henry Comstock (1879)
"This mosquito-hawk is тегу numerous here, of many varieties, varying in size from an inch to two and a half or three inches in length of body. ..."
3. Systematic Science Teaching: A Manual of Inductive Elementary Work for All by Edward Gardiner Howe (1894)
"Outside and jointed: Crayfish, mosquito hawk. wasp. Inside, bony, and jointed: ... Bill: Duck, dove. Teeth: Cat, elephant. Eyes: Cat, dove, mosquito hawk. ..."
4. The Bee-keeper's Guide: Or Manual of the Apiary by Albert John Cook (1882)
"The Bee or Mosquito-hawk is resplendent with metallic green, ... The Mosquito Hawk is not inaptly named, as it not only preys on other insects, ..."
5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Examples of this are 'man-of-war hawk' (the frigate-bird) and 'nighthawk' (qv), or 'mosquito-hawk' (a nightjar). ..."
6. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1888)
"... or mosquito hawk properly, and gave him and all his descendants the mosquitos as food. Although he had the mamma chicka (dragon fly) every summer to ..."