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ˈfaɪərˌflaɪfire·f·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firefly, fire beetle, Pyrophorus noctilucanoun

    tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots

  2. firefly, lightning bugnoun

    nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs

Wiktionary

  1. fireflynoun

    A nocturnal, bioluminescent beetle of the family Lampyridae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fireflynoun

    any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae

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  1. Firefly

    Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale-red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers. About 2,000 species of firefly are found in temperate and tropical environments. Many are in marshes or in wet, wooded areas where their larvae have abundant sources of food. These larvae emit light and often are called "glowworms", in particular, in Eurasia. In the Americas, "glow worm" also refers to the related Phengodidae. In many species, both male and female fireflies have the ability to fly, but in some species, females are flightless.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firefly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firefly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of firefly in a Sentence

  1. Crowfoot:

    What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

  2. Kailash Sahu:

    It's like trying to measure the tiny motion of a firefly next to a bright light bulb, we had to meticulously subtract the light of the nearby bright star to precisely measure the deflection of the faint source.

  3. Tara Cornelisse:

    That firefly was at the top of my list to do a petition for fireflies, but when we were certain about the development going on in one of its habitats, thats when we elevated it to an emergency listing.

  4. Fred Allen:

    You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

  5. Crowfoot:

    What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

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