Translation of firefly in Spanish:

firefly

luciérnaga, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪəflʌɪ//ˈfaɪ(ə)rˌflaɪ/

noun

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    (glowworm) luciérnaga feminine
    (glowworm) bicho de luz masculine River Plate
    (click beetle) cocuyo masculine
    • Later lab experiments showed that by flashing an artificial light at a firefly you could speed up its rhythm, you could slow it down, make it flash a little later than it would otherwise.
    • The firefly's light is only visible for an instant.
    • The light from the firefly is an example of phosphorescence.
    • We were guided as we went by millions of fireflies whose flashing marked the banks like landing lights on an airstrip.
    • Triggered by dusk's fading daylight, male fireflies lift off into the air and begin their courtship.