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mosquito hawk

noun
1.
nighthawk (def 1).
2.
Chiefly Southern U.S.. Also called skeeter hawk. dragonfly (def 1).
Origin of mosquito hawk
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism; so called because it feeds on nocturnal insects such as mosquitoes
Regional variation note
2. See dragonfly.
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  • From the starlit sky above fell the shrill cry of the mosquito hawk, "peepeegeeceese, peepeegeeceese!"

    The Story of Isaac Brock Walter R. Nursey
  • This sign signifies the mosquito hawk or the dragon fly (fig. 320).

    The Swastika Thomas Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for mosquito hawk

mosquito hawk

noun
1.
another name for nighthawk (sense 1)
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