Definition of damselfly in English:

damselfly

Line breaks: dam¦sel|fly
Pronunciation: /ˈdamz(ə)lflʌɪ
 
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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.
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    • 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.

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