mosquito hawk

Definitions of mosquito hawk
  1. noun
    slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    synonyms: darning needle, devil's darning needle, dragonfly, sewing needle, skeeter hawk, snake doctor, snake feeder
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    type of:
    odonate
    large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
  2. noun
    mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker
    synonyms: bullbat, nighthawk
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    type of:
    caprimulgid, goatsucker, nightjar
    mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects
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