lightning bug

listen to the pronunciation of lightning bug
İngilizce - Türkçe
ateş böceği

Doğru kelime ve doğruya yakın kelime arasındaki fark şimşek ve ateş böceği arasındaki farktır. - The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

İngilizce - İngilizce
A lightning bug is a type of beetle that produces light from its body. = firefly. Although firefly remains the literary and formal word, lightning bug is the term used by the majority of Americans for the slow-moving flying insect that flashes in the dark. Nearly 80 percent of those interviewed for the Dictionary of American Regional English volunteered lightning bug, while not quite 30 percent said firefly (including those who said both). Only in the northernmost states, especially New England, and along the Pacific coast, does firefly hold its own with lightning bug. Bug itself is nowadays an American term; since the 18th century, the British have preferred insect. an insect with a tail that shines in the dark = firefly
nocturnal beetle whose tail emits a phosphorescent light, firefly
lightning bugs
plural form of lightning bug
a lightning bug
lightning bug