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devil's darning needle

noun, Chiefly Northern and Western U.S.
1.
a dragonfly.
Origin of devil's darning needle
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
Regional variation note
See dragonfly.
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British Dictionary definitions for devil's darning needle

devil's darning needle

noun
1.
a popular name for a dragonfly
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