Definition of Pond-skater

1. Noun. Long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water.

Exact synonyms: Water Skater, Water Strider
Generic synonyms: Water Bug
Group relationships: Family Gerridae, Family Gerrididae, Gerridae, Gerrididae
Specialized synonyms: Common Pond-skater, Gerris Lacustris



Definition of Pond-skater

1. Noun. Any of various predatory insects of the family ''Gerridae'' that skim about on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pond-skater

ponceaus
ponceaux
ponced
ponces
poncey
poncho
ponchoed
ponchos
poncier
ponciest
poncing
poncy
pond
pond-apple tree
pond-scum parasite
pond-skater (current term)
pond-skaters
pond apple
pond bald cypress
pond cypress
pond damselfly
pond fracture
pond hockey
pond lily
pond pine
pond scum
pond turtle
pondage
pondages
ponded

Literary usage of Pond-skater

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1. The Nature Book: A Popular Description by Pen and Camera of the Delights and (1908)
"Finally, we may glance at two daffodil yellow butterflies sailing along with A pond-skater. (Gerris najas). Magnified two diameters. merry flight. ..."

2. The Life of the Fly by Jean-Henri Fabre (1913)
"... nebula JA Water-bug, known as the pond-skater, who runs about actively, on her middle- and hind-legs, on the surface of fresh water.—Translator's Note. ..."

3. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1900)
"And by and by three fiddlers, or pond-skater.s, perhaps ' sagacious of their quarry from afar,' came skating into sight on the space of bright water; ..."

4. The Leisure Hour edited by William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens (1894)
"... and many water bugs, and some species are of considerable beauty. The pretty, slender insect known as the pond-skater ( Gem's lacustris) is a water bug. ..."

5. Life in Ponds and Streams by William S. Furneaux (1906)
"Gerris argentata—ENLARGED 220 196. THE HEAD OF Gerris argentata, SHOWING THE BEAK AND ANTENNA—ENLARGED 221 197. LARVA OF A POND SKATER— ..."

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