mosquito hawk
noun Date: 1737 1. chiefly Southern dragonfly 2. dialect crane fly

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  • Mosquito hawk — Mosquito Mos*qui to (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[ o]), n.; pl. {Mosquitoes} (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[=o]z). [Sp. mosquito, fr. moscafly, L. musca. Cf. {Musket}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of gnats of the genus {Culex} and allied genera. The females have a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosquito hawk — can mean: Crane fly Dragonfly Damselfly A mosquito in the genus Toxorhynchites A type of fishing fly that resembles a large insect. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • mosquito hawk — ☆ mosquito hawk n. 1. DRAGONFLY 2. NIGHTHAWK (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • mosquito hawk — 1. nighthawk (def. 1). 2. Chiefly Southern U.S. Also called skeeter hawk. dragonfly (def. 1). [1700 10, Amer.; so called because it feeds on nocturnal insects such as mosquitoes] Regional Variation. 2. See dragonfly. * * * …   Universalium

  • mosquito hawk — mosqui′to hawk n. ent dial. dragonfly …   From formal English to slang

  • mosquito hawk — /məsˈkitoʊ hɔk/ (say muhs keetoh hawk) noun → nighthawk (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • mosquito hawk — noun 1. mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker • Syn: ↑nighthawk, ↑bullbat • Hypernyms: ↑goatsucker, ↑nightjar, ↑caprimulgid • Member Holonyms: ↑Chordeiles, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mosquito — Mos*qui to (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[ o]), n.; pl. {Mosquitoes} (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[=o]z). [Sp. mosquito, fr. moscafly, L. musca. Cf. {Musket}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of gnats of the genus {Culex} and allied genera. The females have a proboscis …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosquito bar — Mosquito Mos*qui to (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[ o]), n.; pl. {Mosquitoes} (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[=o]z). [Sp. mosquito, fr. moscafly, L. musca. Cf. {Musket}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of gnats of the genus {Culex} and allied genera. The females have a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosquito fleet — Mosquito Mos*qui to (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[ o]), n.; pl. {Mosquitoes} (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[=o]z). [Sp. mosquito, fr. moscafly, L. musca. Cf. {Musket}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of gnats of the genus {Culex} and allied genera. The females have a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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