Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic suborder within the order Odonata — the damselflies.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek ζυγός (zugos, "even") + πτερά (pterá, "plural of πτερόν, wing"); the front and hind wings are essentially of the same shape, differently from the related dragonflies.

Examples

  • A member of the order Protodonata, Meganuera closely resembles and is related to modern dragonflies (Anisoptera) and damselflies (Zygoptera).

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • A member of the order Protodonata, Meganuera closely resembles and is related to modern dragonflies (Anisoptera) and damselflies (Zygoptera).

    Rhapsodizing further on insects

  • They're insects belonging to the Order Odonata, suborder Zygoptera.

    qdiosa Diary Entry

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.