noun, plural may·flies.
- mayfield heights,
- mayflower compact,
Origin of mayfly
Examples from the Web for mayfly
A brace and half of trout on this river in the mayfly week is a very pitiable sight.Lines in Pleasant Places|William Senior
Very heavy trout are caught in this manner during the mayfly season.
"Well, she simply jumped at it like a trout at a mayfly," the man was saying, as I sat wondering where I'd heard the voice before.The Lightning Conductor|C. N. Williamson
Around it flutter some butterflies; on the right is a lizard, and on the left a Mayfly.The Standard Galleries - Holland|Esther Singleton
But, alarmed at his own philosophy, he went to the paddock gate to watch the Mayfly filly canter down.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy