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fire•fly



Pronunciation: (fīur'flī"), [key]
n.,
pl. -flies.

any nocturnal beetle of the family Lampyridae, characterized by a soft body with a light-producing organ at the rear of the abdomen. Also called glowfly, lightning bug. Cf. glowworm.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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