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Meaning of damselfly

dam•sel•fly

Pronunciation: (dam'zul-flī"), [key]
— pl. -flies.
  1. any of numerous slender, nonstinging insects of the order Odonata (suborder Zygoptera), distinguished from the dragonflies by having the wings folded back in line with the body when at rest.
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