devil's darning needle

Definitions of devil's darning needle
  1. noun
    common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
    synonyms: Clematis virginiana, old man's beard, virgin's bower
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    clematis
    any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
  2. noun
    slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    synonyms: darning needle, dragonfly, mosquito hawk, sewing needle, skeeter hawk, snake doctor, snake feeder
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    odonate
    large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
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