1. [ noun ] (botany) common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
Synonyms: old_man's_beard Clematis_virginiana virgin's_bower
Related terms: clematis
2. [ noun ] (zoology) slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
Synonyms: darning_needle sewing_needle snake_feeder snake_doctor mosquito_hawk skeeter_hawk dragonfly
Related terms: odonate