Definition of agrion in English:

agrion

noun

  • A large damselfly that has a body with a metallic sheen.

    Also called demoiselle
    • ‘In the wings of pupae of many insects, the circulation may be seen; in that of the Agrion puella, a small Dragon-fly, each of the "nerves" of the wings contain trachae, or air-tubes, which branch off from the larger system in the body.’
    • ‘The River Gowy, which scythes through the site, provides additional habitats along its steep banks – the branded agrion (damselfly) is a splendid sight in the summer.’
    • ‘A Banded Agrion Damselfly passed through my south Lancing garden at fence height without pausing to explore.’
    • ‘Yesterday, while I was out, Sheila was lucky enough to see a Red Admiral butterfly, and more unusually, a Banded Agrion Damselfly which landed very close to her.’
    • ‘The length of the second segment in Agrion antennata shoes that it does not belong to the genus Agrion in its stricter sense.’

Origin

Greek, neuter of agrios ‘wild’.

Pronunciation

agrion

/ˈaɡrɪɒn/