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ephemera

[ ih-fem-er-uh ]
/ 瑟藞f蓻m 蓹r 蓹 /
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noun, plural e路phem路er路as, e路phem路er路ae [ih-fem-uh-ree] /瑟藞f蓻m 蓹藢ri/ for 2.
a plural of ephemeron.
an ephemerid.
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Origin of ephemera

1670鈥80; <Greek eph岣梞era, neuter plural of eph岣梞eros, taken as singular; see ephemeral
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British Dictionary definitions for ephemera

ephemera
/ (瑟藞f蓻m蓹r蓹) /

noun plural -eras or -erae (-蓹藢ri藧)
a mayfly, esp one of the genus Ephemera
something transitory or short-lived
(functioning as plural) a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels
a plural of ephemeron

Word Origin for ephemera

C16; see ephemeral
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