- belonging or pertaining to the order Odonata, comprising the damselflies and dragonflies.
- any of numerous large predatory aquatic insects of the order Odonata, occurring worldwide and characterized by two pairs of membranous wings.
Origin of odonate
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Odonate: bearing toothed mouth parts, like those of dragon flies.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
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