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Meaning of FIREFLY

Pronunciation:  'fIr`flI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs
  2. [n]  tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
 

FIREFLY is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fire beetle, lightning bug, Pyrophorus noctiluca
 
 See Also: beetle, elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle, family Lampyridae, genus Pyrophorus, glowworm, Lampyridae, Pyrophorus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fire"fly`\, n.; pl. {Fireflies}. (Zo["o]l.)
Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the
family {Lampyrid[ae]}.

Note: The common American species belong to the genera
      {Photinus} and {Photuris}, in which both sexes are
      winged. The name is also applied to luminous species of
      {Elaterid[ae]}. See {Fire beetle}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a firefly in your dream, represents bright ideas that are coming out of your unconscious.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blink, blinking, candle fly, coruscation, fire beetle, fireworm, glimmer, glimmering, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, lampyrid, lantern fly, lightning bug, luciferase, luciferin, luminophor, phosphor, scintilla, scintillation, shimmer, shimmering, spangle, spark, sparkle, stroboscopic light, tinsel, twinkle, twinkling
 

 

 

 

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