Definition of Hoverfly

1. Noun. Any of various flies from the family ''Syrphidae'' that hover in the air and feed on the nectar of flowers. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hoverfly

1. a fly noted for hovering [n -FLIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoverfly

hovercams
hovercar
hovercars
hoverchair
hoverchairs
hovercraft
hovercrafts
hovercycle
hovercycles
hovered
hoverer
hoverers
hoverest
hovereth
hoverflies
hoverfly (current term)
hovering
hoveringly
hoverjet
hoverjets
hoverport
hoverports
hovers
hovertrain
hovertrains
hoves
hoving
how
how'd
how'll

Literary usage of Hoverfly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"Owing to the improved Lift/Drag ratio at high speeds the speed lost in the pull-out is less from a fast glide than from a slow one, so that if a hoverfly I. ..."

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