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dayfly


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  winged  or  adult  state.  See 
  {Ephemeral  fly},  under  {Ephemeral}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dayfly 
  n  :  slender  insect  with  delicate  membranous  wings  having  an 
  aquatic  larval  stage  and  terrestrial  adult  stage  usually 
  lasting  less  than  two  days  [syn:  {mayfly},  {shadfly}] 




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