from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various delicate, winged insects of the order Ephemeroptera that develop from aquatic nymphs and in the adult stage live no longer than a few days and do not feed.

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  • noun Any of many fragile insects, of the order Ephemeroptera, that develop in fresh water, and live very briefly as adults.

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

  • noun slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days


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