from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Zoöl.) An aquatic hemipterous insect of the genus Notonecta; -- so called from swimming on its back, which gives it the appearance of a little boat. Called also
boat fly, boat insect, boatman, and water boatman.
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- noun An
aquatic hemipterous insectof the genusNotonecta; the water boatman.
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- noun carnivorous aquatic bug having paddle-like hind legs
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