Firefly Fire"fly`, n.; pl. {Fireflies}. (Zo["o]l.) Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family {Lampyrid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common American species belong to the genera {Photinus} (especially {Photinus pyralis}) and {Photuris}, in which both sexes are winged. The name is also applied to luminous species of {Elaterid[ae]}. See {Fire beetle}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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