Did you mayhaps mean Odonata?
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of the large predacious winged insects of the order Odonata, which includes the dragonflies and damselflies, characterized by long brightly colored bodies, two pairs of membranous wings, and large compound eyes.
- adj. Of or belonging to the order Odonata.
- n. large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
- From New Latin Odōnata, order name, from Greek odōn, tooth; see -odon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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