Alderfly



any of several dark-colored neuropterous insects of the family Sialidae, the larvae of which are aquatic and predacious on other aquatic insects.

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    a North American flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum, of alder thickets and other moist areas, that has greenish-brown upper parts and whitish underparts and is almost indistinguishable except by voice from E. traillii (willow flycatcher) Historical Examples Throat white, upperparts bright, light olive-green, without tinge of brown as in the alder flycatcher. What Bird is That? Frank […]

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    any of several dark-colored neuropterous insects of the family Sialidae, the larvae of which are aquatic and predacious on other aquatic insects. Historical Examples All trout, particularly rainbows, take an alder fly readily. Chats on Angling H. V. Hart-Davis noun any of various neuropterous insects of the widely distributed group Sialoidea, such as Sialis lutaria, […]



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    a member of a municipal legislative body, especially of a municipal council. noun a politically correct term for a male or female elected or appointed representative to a municipal legislative body Examples Who is the alderperson for the Fourth District? Usage Note politics



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