Damselfly definition

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Any of numerous often brightly colored, predatory odonate insects of the suborder Zygoptera that have a long slender body with transparent veined wings and that, unlike dragonflies, hold the wings together over the abdomen when at rest.
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Any of a suborder (Zygoptera) of slow-flying, usually brightly colored dragonflies with long wings held vertically when at rest.
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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.
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Noun

Singular:
damselfly
Plural:
damselflies

Origin of damselfly