dayfly [dā′flī΄]
pl. dayflies
the adult mayfly

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  • Dayfly — Day fly (d[=a] fl[imac] ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A neuropterous insect of the genus {Ephemera} and related genera, of many species, and inhabiting fresh water in the larval state; the ephemeral fly; so called because it commonly lives but one day in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dayfly — /day fluy /, n., pl. dayflies. a mayfly. [1595 1605; DAY + FLY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • dayfly — n. mayfly, type of short lived winged insect that has a long aquatic larval stage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dayfly — day•fly [[t]ˈdeɪˌflaɪ[/t]] n. pl. flies ent an adult mayfly • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • dayfly — /ˈdeɪflaɪ/ (say dayfluy) noun (plural dayflies) → mayfly (def. 1) …  

  • dayfly — noun slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days • Syn: ↑mayfly, ↑shadfly • Hypernyms: ↑ephemerid, ↑ephemeropteran • Member Holonyms: ↑Ephemeridae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • mayfly — /may fluy /, n., pl. mayflies. 1. Also called shadfly. any insect of the order Ephemeroptera, having delicate, membranous wings with the front pair much larger than the rear and having an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial adult stage usually …   Universalium

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  • ephemerid — noun short lived insect • Syn: ↑ephemeropteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑Plectophera, ↑mayfly, ↑dayfly, ↑shadfly …   Useful english dictionary

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