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snakefly

[sneyk-flahy] /ˈsneɪkˌflaɪ/
noun, plural snakeflies.
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any neuropterous insect of the family Raphidiidae, of western North America, having an elongated prothorax resembling a neck.
Origin of snakefly
1660-1670
1660-70; snake + fly2
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