Definition of damselfly in English:
noun (plural damselflies)
A slender insect related to the dragonflies, typically resting with the wings folded back along the body.
- Suborder Zygoptera, order Odonata: several families.
- The reserve is already home to several species of dragonfly, damselflies and is used by wading birds, all of which are expected to benefit from the new pond.
- The two other lestinoid damselflies are recent ‘derived’ Lestidae.
- A blue damselfly lurked, wings swept back, then flashed out to hawk the beck.
Words that rhyme with damselflyAdlai • gadfly • blackfly
Definition of damselfly in:
- US English dictionary
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