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damselfly Tweet Definition of damselfly Like Definition of damselfly on Facebook
noun (damselflies)
  1. Any of various insects of the suborder Zygoptera that have long slender bodies, and are similar to dragonfly, dragonflies but having wings folded when at rest.
diamondback Tweet Definition of diamondback Like Definition of diamondback on Facebook
noun
  1. A venomous rattlesnake having a diamond pattern on its back; it is found mainly in the southern United States and parts of northwestern Mexico.
digger wasp Tweet Definition of digger wasp Like Definition of digger wasp on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several solitary, predatory wasps, of the family Sphecidae, that nest in the soil
dipterous Tweet Definition of dipterous Like Definition of dipterous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, or pertaining to, Diptera.
disjointed Tweet Definition of disjointed Like Definition of disjointed on Facebook
adjective
  1. Not connected, coherent, or continuous.
    The hours of his illness were and confusing as he drifted in and out of consciousness.
doodlebug Tweet Definition of doodlebug Like Definition of doodlebug on Facebook
noun
  1. (informal),(British) the V-1 flying bomb
    1. A term of endearment.
dor Tweet Definition of dor Like Definition of dor on Facebook
noun
  1. A large European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius, that makes a droning noise while flying.
  2. General term for flying insect which makes a loud humming noise.
dragonfly Tweet Definition of dragonfly Like Definition of dragonfly on Facebook
noun
  1. An insect of the suborder Anisoptera with four long transparent wings held perpendicular to a long body.
drone Tweet Definition of drone Like Definition of drone on Facebook
noun
  1. A male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilise the queen.
  2. An unmanned aircraft.
  3. A low-pitched hum or buzz.
    • 1908: w:Kenneth Grahame, Kenneth Grahame, w:The Wind in the Willows, The Wind in the Willows
    • : He chanted as he flew and the car responded with sonorous .
      1. One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.
verb (dron, ing)
  1. To produce a low-pitched hum or buzz.
  2. To speak in a monotone way.
dung beetle Tweet Definition of dung beetle Like Definition of dung beetle on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of beetle of the family Scarabaeidae noted for rolling dung into spherical balls and pushing it.

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