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mayfly

may·fly

mayfly

 
pronunciation:
meI flaI
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part of speech: noun
inflections: mayflies
definition 1: any of various fragile, winged insects that have a long aquatic larval stage, but that live in the adult stage for only a few hours.
 
definition 2: a angler's lure made to resemble the adult form of this insect.
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