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snakefly

[ sneyk-flahy ]
/ ˈsneɪkˌflaɪ /
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noun, plural snake·flies.

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

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Origin of snakefly

First recorded in 1660–70; snake + fly1
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British Dictionary definitions for snakefly

snake fly

noun

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