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water strider

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noun
any of several aquatic bugs of the family Gerridae, having long, slender legs fringed with hairs, enabling the insects to dart about on the surface of the water.
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Origin of water strider

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for water strider

water strider

water skater


noun
another name for a pond-skater
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