willow fly

noun

a stonefly, Leuctra geniculata, of the English chalk streams, esteemed by trout and therefore by anglers

Nearby words

  1. willkie, wendell lewis,
  2. willmar city,
  3. willoughby,
  4. willow,
  5. willow family,
  6. willow flycatcher,
  7. willow grouse,
  8. willow herb,
  9. willow oak,
  10. willow pattern

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Examples from the Web for willow fly

  • This fly is therefore omitted, and the Willow-fly and the Yellow-Sally only are described.

    Old Flies in New Dresses|Charles Edward Walker
  • The Willow-fly, when it falls on the water, has its wings sometimes in one and sometimes in the other of these positions.

    Old Flies in New Dresses|Charles Edward Walker