Definition of darner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdärnər/


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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Syllabification: darn·er

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