dronefly

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

drone +‎ fly

Noun[edit]

dronefly (plural droneflies)

  1. A European hoverfly, Eristalis tenax.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, XXXIX:
      I took a large grey Drone-Fly, that had a large head, but a small a slender body in proportion to it, and cutting off its head, I fix'd it with the forepart or face upwards upon my Object Plate […].

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From drone +‎ fly

Noun[edit]

dronefly n (definite singular droneflyet, indefinite plural dronefly, definite plural droneflya or droneflyene)

  1. (aviation) a drone (pilotless aircraft)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From drone +‎ fly

Noun[edit]

dronefly n (definite singular droneflyet, indefinite plural dronefly, definite plural droneflya)

  1. (aviation) a drone (pilotless aircraft)

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