Meaning of mayfly


Pronunciation: (mā'flī"), [key]
— pl. -flies.
  1. Also calledany insect of the order Ephemeroptera, having delicate, membranous wings with the front pair much larger than the rear and having an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days.
  2. an artificial fly made to resemble this insect.
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