Definition of Devil's darning needle

1. Noun. Common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Clematis Virginiana, Old Man's Beard, Virgin's Bower
Generic synonyms: Clematis

2. Noun. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc..

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Literary usage of Devil's darning needle

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1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... Clematis virginiana L. Devil' s-darning-needle; Virgin's-bower Herbaceous perennial vine Thickets and woods edges, in low ground. ..."

2. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1877)
"Devil s Darning Needle. Polka Mazurka. 3. D. Strauss. 35. Has the ordinary Strauss excellencies, and also a peculiar snap, which reminds one of tbe glint ..."

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