Definition of darner in English:


Syllabification: darn·er
Pronunciation: /ˈdärnər


North American
  • 1A darning needle.
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    • 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
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    • 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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