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Syllabification: darn·er
Pronunciation: /ˈdärnər

Definition of darner in English:


North American
1A darning needle.
Example sentences
  • Cotton Darner Needles are long embroidery-type needles for mending, soft sculpture and doll making. For heavier needles with a larger eye, see yarn darners.
  • Darners are long needles used for basting and darning with cotton.
2A large slender-bodied dragonfly. Also called darning needle, devil's darning needle.
[said to be so named because of the popular belief that the dragonfly sews up the lips and eyelids of people sleeping]
  • Family Aeshnidae: several genera
Example sentences
  • A green darner dragonfly is fitted with a tiny radio tag to help scientists study its migration.
  • Green darners are one of nine long-distance migratory dragonflies in North America.
  • Darners and other large dragonflies often emerge at night, when they are safer from predators.

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