noun, plural mayflies.
Also called shadfly. any insect of the order Ephemeroptera, having delicate, membranous wings with the front pair much larger than the rear and having an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days.
Also, May fly. Angling. an artificial fly made to resemble this insect.
noun (pl) -flies
Also called dayfly. any insect of the order Ephemeroptera (or Ephemerida). The short-lived adults, found near water, have long tail appendages and large transparent wings; the larvae are aquatic
(angling) an artificial fly resembling this
[mey-hap, mey-hap] /ˌmeɪˈhæp, ˈmeɪˌhæp/ adverb, Archaic. 1. . /ˈmeɪˌhæp/ adverb 1. an archaic word for perhaps 1530s, from phrase (it) may hap.
[mey-hap-uh n] /ˌmeɪˈhæp ən/ adverb, Archaic. 1. perhaps; mayhap.
- May-hegglin anomaly
May-Hegglin anomaly (mā’-) n. See Hegglin’s anomaly.
[mey-hem, mey-uh m] /ˈmeɪ hɛm, ˈmeɪ əm/ noun 1. Law. the crime of willfully inflicting a bodily injury on another so as to make the victim less capable of self-defense or, under modern statutes, so as to cripple or mutilate the victim. 2. random or deliberate violence or damage. 3. a state of rowdy disorder: […]