noun, plural drag·on·flies.
Origin of dragonfly
Regional variation note
Related Words for dragonflytick, vermin, pest, mite, bee, butterfly, gnat, moth, grasshopper, spider, cockroach, termite, ant, mosquito, beetle, flea, aphid, ladybug, fly, louse
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Historical Examples of dragonfly
I saw my first dragonfly that day, and tried to catch him in my cap, but he evaded me.Recollections
David Christie Murray
Dragonfly was on the ground in front of me and he yelled up and said "What's the matter?"
Before we could get there, Dragonfly said excitedly, "It's Mr. Black's diary!"
This is what we all said though: Dragonfly said, "Good morning, Mr. Black!"
I expect he may turn into a dragonfly, or maybe some kind of beetle or other.Jack in the Rockies
George Bird Grinnell