Dragonfly

A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, `uneven` + πτερος pteros, `wings`, because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, a...
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dragonfly

darning needle noun slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
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dragonfly

Click images to enlargeAny of numerous insects of the order Odonata, including the damselfly. They all have long narrow bodies, two pairs of almost equal-sized, glassy wings with a network of veins; short, bristlelike antennae; powerful, `toothed` mouthparts; and very large compound eyes which ma...
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Dragonfly

[chess variant] Dragonfly (also known as Shuttle Chess or Bird Chess) is a chess variant invented by Christian Freeling in 1983. There are no queens, and a captured bishop, knight, or rook becomes the property of the capturer, who may play it as his own on a turn to any open square. The board is 7×7 squares, or alternatively a 61-cell hexa...
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DragonFly

[rocket] DragonFly is a prototype low-altitude rocket-powered test article for a propulsively-landed version of the SpaceX Dragon space capsule. DragonFly is a suborbital reusable launch vehicle (RLV), intended for low-altitude flight testing. DragonFly is expected to undergo an extensive test program to support reusable rocket technology d...
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Dragonfly

a large predatory aquatic insect that usually matures in ponds and lakes
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dragonfly

any of a group of aerial, predatory insects most commonly found near freshwater habitats throughout most of the world. Damselflies (suborder ... [7 related articles]
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Dragonfly

Dragonflies are primitive, flying insects that can hover in the air. They evolved during the Mississippian Period, about 360-325 mya. Huge dragonflies with wingspans up to 27.5 inches (70 cm) existed during the Mesozoic Era (when the dinosaurs lived).
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Dragonfly

Dragonfly is a low-strength seasonal summer session cask ale from the Harviestoun brewery in Scotland. Dragonfly is a light golden beer brewed from a mixture of oat and roast malt and flavoured with three varieties of hops which combine to make a dry beer reminiscent in flavour of grapefruit-juice.
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dragonfly

dragonfly, any insect of the order Odonata, which also includes the damselfly. Members of this order are generally large predatory insects and characteristically have chewing mouthparts and four membranous, net-veined wings; they undergo complete metamorphosis. Species are found throughout the world...
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Dragonfly

HMS Dragonfly was a British River Gunboat of 585 tons displacement launched in 1938 and sunk during the Second World War. HMS Dragonfly was powered by Parsons geared turbines providing a top speed of 17 knots. She carried a complement of 74 and was armed with two 4-inch anti-aircraft guns; one 3.7 inch howitzer and eight machine-guns.
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Dragonfly

important stillwater aquatic insect most commonly imitated in the nymphal form; usually hatches in early to mid-summer. Unlike the Damselfly, the Dragonfly adult holds its wings straight out (like an airplane) when at rest.
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Dragonfly

important stillwater aquatic insect most commonly imitated in the nymphal form; usually hatches in early to mid-summer. Unlike the Damselfly, the Dragonfly adult holds its wings straight out (like an airplane) when at rest.
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Dragonfly

important stillwater aquatic insect most commonly imitated in the nymphal form; usually hatches in early to mid-summer. Unlike the Damselfly, the Dragonfly adult holds its wings straight out (like an airplane) when at rest.
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Dragonfly

Marketing name for A-37 Light attack/trainer aircraft [US]
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dragonfly

[n] - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest
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