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MAYFLY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mayfly mean? 

MAYFLY (noun)
  The noun MAYFLY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: MAYFLY used as a noun is very rare.


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MAYFLY (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

dayfly; mayfly; shadfly

Hypernyms ("mayfly" is a kind of...):

ephemerid; ephemeropteran (short-lived insect)

Holonyms ("mayfly" is a member of...):

Ephemeridae; family Ephemeridae (mayflies)


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