from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of any one of the sixty-six species of the Sialidae family of megalopteran insects, each specimen of which has a body length not exceeding one inch and possesses long filamentous antennae and four large dark wings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Any of numerous dark-colored neuropterous insects of the genus Sialis or allied genera. They have predaceous aquatic larvæ, which are used for bait.
  • An artificial fly with brown mottled wings, body of peacock harl, and black legs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given by fishermen to a certain neuropterous insect of the family Sialidæ, used as, or imitated for use as, bait: so named because it occurs along alder-lined streams in England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae
  • n. dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae


alder +‎ fly (Wiktionary)


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