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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days.

Usage examples (40)
  • A Wisconsin mayfly hatch shows up on radar like a storm.
  • In March and early April, the bluewing olive, or Baetis, mayfly is common throughout trout country.
  • Another important and widespread early-spring mayfly is the larger March brown, which hatches from late morning to early afternoon.
  • Yes, because you have the attention span of a mayfly. for more
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