firefly firefly  /ˈfaɪ ərf ˌlaɪ/


  1. (n) tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
  2. (n) nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs


  1. A Jiminy Cricket-like animated firefly hears an office drone's wish that he loved his job, sings him a song, then gets eaten by a hideous spider.
  2. It is a flash of a firefly in the night.
  3. Responding to orders from the firefly-virus gene, the plants dutifully produced their own luciferase.


  1. Flash of brilliance — first annual Firefly Festival starts Friday

    FOREST COUNTY — The first annual Pennsylvania Firefly Festival will light up Friday and Saturday. The festival will be held on the grounds of the Black Caddis Ranch Bed and Breakfast, in Kellettville, northeast of Tionesta, on state Route 666.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Titusville Herald

  2. Spring Creek Prairie to host firefly picnic

    Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center will host Firefly Picnics on June 29 and July 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Lincoln Journal Star

  3. Firefly Music Festival Returns To Dover June 21-23

    DOVER, Del. - The 2nd Annual Firefly Musical Festival will return to Dover International Speedway this weekend June 21-23.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WMDT Salisbury

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  1. "The purchaser will be acquiring a piece of aviation history that is absolutely unique," the Company's President, Paul Moller said. "Its development is viewed as the genesis of the Neuera and Firefly models going into production now and...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Paul Moller Source: MarketWatch

  2. "Less guns in this show," said Fillion, comparing Castle to Firefly. "Less horses and spaceships in this show. Tighter pants in Firefly. But a lot of the same dry humour, the same wry humour. And also not as much danger in this show. Firefly...
    on May 13, 2010 By: Nathan Fillion Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "Nathan Fillion, he's become a revelation for me again," Minear says. "He was on Firefly for me, and then I watch him in this and I'm just thinking, 'OK, I thought you were Harrison Ford. Now I think you're Harrison Ford and James Garner put...
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Tim Minear Source: London Free Press

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