Dictionary.com

odonate

[ ohd-n-eyt, oh-don-eyt ]
/ ˈoʊd nˌeɪt, oʊˈdɒn eɪt /
Save This Word!

adjective
belonging or pertaining to the order Odonata, comprising the damselflies and dragonflies.
noun
any of numerous large predatory aquatic insects of the order Odonata, occurring worldwide and characterized by two pairs of membranous wings.
QUIZ
CUDDLE UP! A COZY QUIZ ON FALL WORDS HAS ARRIVED
If autumn is your ideal season, spice up your repertoire of "fall" vocabulary with this quiz on some warm and vivid descriptive words for the season.
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of odonate

<New Latin Odonata (1792), irregular <Greek odṓntooth + New Latin -ata-ata1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use odonate in a sentence

FEEDBACK