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dam·sel·fly

 (dăm′zəl-flī′)
n.
Any of numerous often brightly colored, predatory odonate insects of the suborder Zygoptera that have a long slender body with transparent veined wings and that, unlike dragonflies, hold the wings together over the abdomen when at rest. Also called demoiselle.

damselfly

(ˈdæmzəlˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any insect of the suborder Zygoptera similar to but smaller than dragonflies and usually resting with the wings closed over the back: order Odonata

dam•sel•fly

(ˈdæm zəlˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
any of numerous slender, nonstinging insects of the order Odonata (suborder Zygoptera), distinguished from the dragonflies by having the wings folded back in line with the body when at rest.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damselfly - slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at restdamselfly - slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest
odonate - large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
Translations
حَشَرةٌ تعيشُ قُرْبَ الماء
motýlice
vandnymfe
šidlo
kız böceği

damselfly

nSeejungfer f, → Schlankjungfer f

damsel

(ˈdӕmzəl) noun
a young girl. a damsel in distress.
ˈdamselfly noun
an insect with a long thin body found near water.
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