from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See stonefly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as plecopter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. primitive winged insect with a flattened body; used as bait by fishermen; aquatic gilled larvae are carnivorous and live beneath stones
From New Latin Plecoptera, order name : Greek plekein, to plait, twist; see plek- in Indo-European roots + Greek pteron, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)