Dayfly Day"fly` (d[=a]"fl[imac]`), n. (Zo["o]l.) A neuropterous insect of the genus {Ephemera} and related genera, of many species, and inhabiting fresh water in the larval state; the ephemeral fly; -- so called because it commonly lives but one day in the winged or adult state. See {Ephemeral fly}, under {Ephemeral}. [1913 Webster]

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