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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firefly  \Fire"fly`\,  n.;  pl  {Fireflies}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  luminous  winged  insect,  esp.  luminous  beetles  of  the 
  family  {Lampyrid[ae]}. 
 
  Note:  The  common  American  species  belong  to  the  genera 
  {Photinus}  and  {Photuris},  in  which  both  sexes  are 
  winged.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  luminous  species  of 
  {Elaterid[ae]}.  See  {Fire  beetle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  firefly 
  n  1:  tropical  American  click  beetle  having  bright  luminous  spots 
  [syn:  {fire  beetle},  {Pyrophorus  noctiluca}] 
  2:  nocturnal  beetle  common  in  warm  regions  having  luminescent 
  abdominal  organs  [syn:  {lightning  bug}] 




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