Definitions for dayflyˈdeɪˌflaɪ

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  1. mayfly, dayfly, shadfly(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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  1. dayfly(Noun)

    A mayfly.

  2. Origin: since the adults typically live only for a day.

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  1. Dayfly(noun)

    a neuropterous insect of the genus Ephemera and related genera, of many species, and inhabiting fresh water in the larval state; the ephemeral fly; -- so called because it commonly lives but one day in the winged or adult state. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral

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