ephemerid

ephemerid
n. mayfly, any insect from the order Ephemeroptera, winged insect that lives as an aquatic larva and emerges into the air during the adult stage

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  • ephemerid — [e fem′ər id΄, ifem′ər id] n. [ EPHEMER(A) + ID] MAYFLY …   English World dictionary

  • ephemerid — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek ephēmeron Date: 1872 mayfly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ephemerid — /i fem euhr id/, n. an insect of the order Ephemeroptera, comprising the mayflies. Also called ephemeropteran. [1870 75; < NL Ephemeridae. See EPHEMERAL, ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • ephemerid — ephem·er·id …   English syllables

  • ephemerid — e•phem•er•id [[t]ɪˈfɛm ər ɪd[/t]] n. ent mayfly • Etymology: 1870–75; < NL Ephemeridae …   From formal English to slang

  • ephemerid — /əˈfɛmərəd/ (say uh femuhruhd), /i / (say ee ) noun → mayfly (def. 1). {New Latin Ephēmeridae. See ephemera} …  

  • ephemerid — noun short lived insect • Syn: ↑ephemeropteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑Plectophera, ↑mayfly, ↑dayfly, ↑shadfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • ephemeridian — ephemeridˈian adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑ephemera * * * † ephemeˈridian, a. Obs. [f. L. ephēmerid , stem of ephēmeris + ian.] Of or pertaining to an ephemeris. 1656–81 in Blount Glossogr. 1721–1800 in Bailey …   Useful english dictionary

  • ephemeropteran — noun short lived insect • Syn: ↑ephemerid • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑Plectophera, ↑mayfly, ↑dayfly, ↑shadfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|phem|er|on — «ih FEHM uh ron, uhr uhn», noun, plural er|a « uhr uh», er|ons. 1. = ephemerid. (Cf. ↑ephemerid) 2. anything that is ephemeral. ╂[< Greek eph , neuter of eph …   Useful english dictionary

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