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fire·fly

 (fīr′flī′)
n.
Any of various nocturnal beetles of the family Lampyridae, characteristically having bioluminescent organs in the tip of the abdomen that produce a flashing light. Also called lightning bug.
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firefly

(ˈfaɪəˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
1. (Animals) any nocturnal beetle of the family Lampyridae, common in warm and tropical regions, having luminescent abdominal organs. See also glow-worm
2. (Animals) any tropical American click beetle of the genus Pyrophorus, esp P. noctiluca, that have luminescent thoracic organs
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fire•fly

(ˈfaɪərˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
any nocturnal beetle of the family Lampyridae having a light-producing organ at the rear of the abdomen. Also called lightning bug. Compare glowworm.
[1650–60]
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fire·fly

(fīr′flī′)
Any of various beetles that are active at night and produce a flashing light in the abdomen. The flash is produced by a chemical reaction and enables males and females to find each other for mating.
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firefly

lightning bug
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firefly - tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spotsfirefly - tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetles
genus Pyrophorus, Pyrophorus - tropical click beetles
2.firefly - nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organsfirefly - nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
glowworm - the luminous larva or wingless grub-like female of a firefly
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Translations
kiiltomatotulikärpänen
eldfluga
cicindela
ildflue
eldfluga

firefly

[ˈfaɪəflaɪ] Nluciérnaga f
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firefly

fire fly [ˈfaɪərflaɪ] nluciole f
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firefly

[ˈfaɪəˌflaɪ] n (-flies (pl)) → lucciola
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"It is trying to undermine our authority and intimidate us and the population at large at a time when we have redoubled our efforts to destroy the organisation," Lucciola said by telephone.
One very small improvement can be suggested: 'the fly called Lucciola' (actually, Luciola) mentioned but left unexplained in ii.
E, come suggerisce Clerici a questo proposito, si rivela eloquente quanto scrive in "Dove il tempo e un altro" facendo trasparire la dimensione eterna e visionaria che conferisce al poeta nella sua memoria; egli e infatti identificato nella lucciola che scorge sul terrazzo e nella luce inspiegabile di un fosco mattino invernale:
Whatt hey say PaulDeegan,trainerof Lucciola "Shemighthavebeenabitflatteredby finishingascloseasshedidatNaasand Ithinkherratingcouldbetoohighnow .
(47) The 'olivo', according to Pirandello, was also present at the beginning of his life: 'Una notte di giugno caddi come una lucciola sotto un gran pino solitario in una campagna di olivi saraceni affacciata agli orli d'un altipiano d'argille azzurre sul mare africano.' Thus the olive tree contains both Pirandello's beginning and ending ('Informazioni sul mio involontario soggiorno sulla terra', in Almanacco letterario Bompiani 1938, now in Omaggio a Pirandello, ed.
PaulDeegan'sstringhavebeen doinghimagoodserviceand Lucciola shouldgocloseinthe auctionmaiden(7.00).