|DA'YFLY, n. A genus of insects that live one day only, or a very short time called Ephemera. The species are numerous, some of which live scarcely an hour, others, several days.DA'YLABOR, n. Labor hired or performed by the day.DAYLABORER, n. One who works by the day.DAY'LIGHT, n. The light of the day; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or of a lamp or candle.DA'YLILY, n. The same with asphodel. A species of Hemerocallis.DA'YLY, a. The more regular orthography of daily.DA'YSMAN, n. An umpire or arbiter; a mediator.|
A genus of insects that live one day only, or a very short time, called Ephemera. The species are numerous, some of which live scarcely an hour, others, several days. – Encyc.
- A neuropterous insect of the genus
Ephemera and related genera, of many species, and inhabiting
fresh water in the larval state; the ephemeral fly; -- so called
because it commonly lives but one day in the winged or adult state.
See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral.