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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: mosquito hawk(0.01923 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to mosquito hawk.
English → English (WordNet)
Definition: mosquito hawk
n 1: slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings
that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on
mosquitoes etc. [syn: dragonfly, darning needle, devil's darning needle
, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor
, skeeter hawk]
2: mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker [syn: nighthawk,
English → English (gcide)
Definition: 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 proboscis containing,
within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike
organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals
to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many
persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some
pain. The larv[ae] and pup[ae], called wigglers, are aquatic.
[Written also musquito.]
Mosquito bar, Mosquito net, a net or curtain for
excluding mosquitoes, -- used for beds and windows.
Mosquito fleet, a fleet of small vessels.
Mosquito hawk (Zo["o]l.), a dragon fly; -- so called
because it captures and feeds upon mosquitoes.
Mosquito netting, a loosely-woven gauzelike fabric for
making mosquito bars.