from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, large-eyed needle used in darning.
- n. Northeastern, Upper Northern, & Western U.S. See dragonfly. See Regional Note at dragonfly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Used other than as an idiom: A needle used for darning.
- n. A large needle used for darning.
- n. A damselfly, or a dragonfly that resembles one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. Any species of dragon fly, having a long, cylindrical body, resembling a needle. These flies are harmless and without stings. [In this sense, usually written with a hyphen.] Called also devil's darning-needle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long needle with a large eye, used in darning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
- n. a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
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