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lanternfly

[lan-tern-flahy] /ˈlæn tərnˌflaɪ/
noun, plural lanternflies.
1.
any of several large tropical insects of the family Fulgoridae, formerly thought to be luminescent.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; lantern + fly2
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British Dictionary definitions for lantern fly

lantern fly

noun
1.
any of various tropical insects of the homopterous family Fulgoridae, many species of which have a snoutlike process formerly thought to emit light
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