from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See nighthawk.
  • n. Lower Southern U.S. See dragonfly. See Regional Note at dragonfly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dragonfly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a dragon fly; -- so called because it captures and feeds upon mosquitoes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dragon-fly.
  • n. The night-hawk, a caprimulgine bird, Chordeiles popetue, or some other species of the same genus.

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

  • n. mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker
  • n. slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.


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