Definitions for odonateˈoʊd nˌeɪt, oʊˈdɒn eɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•do•nateˈoʊd nˌeɪt, oʊˈdɒn eɪt(n.)

  1. any of numerous large predatory aquatic insects of the order Odonata, occurring worldwide and characterized by two pairs of membranous wings: includes damselflies and dragonflies.

    Category: Entomology

  2. (adj.)belonging or pertaining to the order Odonata.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of odonate:

< NL Odonata (1792), irreg. < Gk odṓntooth+ NL -ata -ata

Princeton's WordNet

  1. odonate(noun)

    large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings


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