snakefly

[sneyk-flahy]

noun, plural snake·flies.

any neuropterous insect of the family Raphidiidae, of western North America, having an elongated prothorax resembling a neck.

Nearby words

  1. snakebite,
  2. snakebite remedy,
  3. snakebitten,
  4. snakeblenny,
  5. snakefish,
  6. snakehead,
  7. snakemouth,
  8. snakeroot,
  9. snakes and ladders,
  10. snakeskin

Origin of snakefly

First recorded in 1660–70; snake + fly2

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British Dictionary definitions for snake fly

snake fly

noun

any of various neuropterous insects of the family Raphidiidae, having an elongated thorax: order Megaloptera
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