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dragonfly (plural dragonflies)
- An insect of the suborder Epiprocta or, more strictly, the infraorder Anisoptera, having four long transparent wings held perpendicular to a long body when perched.
- 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum:
- The delicate coloured Dragon Flies may have likewise some Corrosive quality.
- (insect of infraorder Anisoptera): adderbolt, darner, darning needle, devil's darning needle, dining needle, ear sewer, horse-stinger, mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, needle, skeeter hawk, snake doctor, snake feeder, spindle
insect of the infraorder Anisoptera