Etymology

1. damselfly

noun. slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest.

Etymology

  • damsel (English)
  • fly (English)
  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word damselfly


1. Noun, singular or mass
The damselfly also belong to the order Odonata, but is part of the group Zygoptera.

2. Verb, base form
Dragonflies are sometimes called "mosquito hawks," and dragonfly and damselfly naiads often feast on mosquito larvae.

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