Part of speech: noun

A winged, luminous insect.

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Usage examples "firefly":

  1. It sounds so shivery in the dark, The firefly's tiny gleaming spark, Goes out because the firefly Is frightened by the old owl's cry. - "Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers", David Cory.
  2. And one day I was standing booted and spurred in the stables, Harvey putting the bridle upon Firefly, when my boy Hugo comes running in. - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. I do love rushing through the air behind a horse like Firefly, and father is such an old love, and always understands how you feel. - "The Heart of Una Sackville", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.