odonate
noun Etymology: irregular from Greek odous, odōn tooth Date: 1947 any of an order (Odonata) of predaceous insects comprising the dragonflies and damselflies • odonate adjective

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  • odonate — ODONÁTE s.n.pl. Ordin de insecte cuprinzând libelulele; (la sg.) insectă din acest ordin. [sg. odonat. / < fr. odonates]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  ODONÁTE s. n. pl. ordin de insecte (libelule) cu aripi bogate în nervuri …   Dicționar Român

  • odonate — ● odonate ou odonatoptère nom masculin Insecte à métamorphoses incomplètes, à larve aquatique, tel que les libellules. (Les odonates forment un ordre.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • odonate — noun large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑dragonfly, ↑darning needle, ↑devil s darning needle, ↑sewing needle, ↑snake feeder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Odonate — Odonata Odonates …   Wikipédia en Français

  • odonate — adj. [Gr. odous, tooth] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Of or pertaining to the Odonata …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • odonate — /ohd n ayt , oh don ayt/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Odonata, comprising the damselflies and dragonflies. n. 2. any of numerous large predatory aquatic insects of the order Odonata, occurring worldwide and characterized by two… …   Universalium

  • odonate — n. big predatory aquatic insect with two pairs of membranous wings which belongs to the dragonfly and damselflies order …   English contemporary dictionary

  • odonate — [ əʊdəneɪt] noun Entomology an insect of the order Odonata, which comprises the dragonflies and damselflies. Origin from mod. L. Odonata, formed irregularly from Gk odōn (var. of odous) tooth , with ref. to the insect s mandibles …   English new terms dictionary

  • odonate — odo·nate …   English syllables

  • odonate — o•do•nate [[t]ˈoʊd nˌeɪt, oʊˈdɒn eɪt[/t]] n. 1) ent any of numerous large predatory aquatic insects of the order Odonata, occurring worldwide and characterized by two pairs of membranous wings: includes damselflies and dragonflies 2) ent… …   From formal English to slang

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