What does damselfly mean?

Definitions for damselflyˈdæm zəlˌflaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damselfly(noun)

    slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest


  1. damselfly(Noun)

    Any of various insects of the suborder Zygoptera that have long slender bodies, and are similar to dragonflies but having wings folded when at rest.


  1. Damselfly

    Damselflies are insects in the order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be distinguished by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base. Damselflies are also usually smaller than dragonflies and weaker fliers in comparison, and their eyes are separated.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of damselfly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of damselfly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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