What does dayfly mean?

Definitions for dayflyˈdeɪˌflaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dayfly.

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  1. dayfly(Noun)

    A mayfly.

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

Webster Dictionary

  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dayfly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dayfly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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