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1. firefly

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝˌflaɪ'] nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs.

Synonyms

  • family Lampyridae
  • glowworm
  • Lampyridae
  • lightning bug

Antonyms

  • intrusive

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fly (English)
  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Firefly

  • botfly
  • butterfly
  • gadfly
  • hoverfly
  • shoofly

Example sentences of the word firefly


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the firefly into the jar as quickly as possible.

2. Adjective
They're situated all over firefly squids' physiques.

Quotes containing the word firefly


1. My life is but a firefly’s flicker, so I’d better use my brief moment to light up the darkness that covers her path.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. I had a dream about you last night. I was alone on a dark night and you came to me as a firefly. I knew it was you because you were the brightest.
- Crystal Woods, Dreaming is for lovers

2. firefly

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝˌflaɪ'] tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots.

Synonyms

  • elater
  • Pyrophorus
  • genus Pyrophorus
  • elaterid
  • fire beetle
  • Pyrophorus noctiluca

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fly (English)
  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
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