snakefly

[ sneyk-flahy ]
/ ˈsneɪkˌflaɪ /

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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