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may•fly



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

1. Also called shadfly. any insect of the order Ephemeroptera, having delicate, membranous wings with the front pair much larger than the rear and having an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days.
2. Also,May' fly". Angling.an artificial fly made to resemble this insect.

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

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