Mayfly meaning

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The definition of a mayfly is a thin insect with delicate wings that only lives a few days.

An example of a mayfly is a thin and delicate insect.

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Any of various delicate, winged insects of the order Ephemeroptera that develop from aquatic nymphs and in the adult stage live no longer than a few days and do not feed.
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Any of an order (Ephemeroptera) of delicate, soft-bodied insects with gauzy wings held vertically when at rest: in the adult stage, it lives only hours or a few days, but the aquatic larval stage may last for several years.
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Any of the many fragile insects of the order Ephemeroptera, that develop in fresh water and live very briefly as winged adults.
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Origin of mayfly

  • From May +"Ž fly.

    From Wiktionary