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

  • n. Any of numerous weak-flying insects of the order Plecoptera, whose flat, elongated nymphs live under stones along the banks of streams. Adult and larval stoneflies are used as fishing bait. Also called plecopteran.

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  • n. any insect, of the order Plecoptera, having a flattened body; they are used by fishermen as bait

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

  • n. primitive winged insect with a flattened body; used as bait by fishermen; aquatic gilled larvae are carnivorous and live beneath stones


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