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Meaning of FIREFLY

Pronunciation:  'fIr`flI

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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