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Definition 1: nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for firefly in the sense of this definition

(firefly is a kind of ...) insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

(... is a kind of firefly ) the luminous larva or wingless grub-like female of a firefly

(... is a member of firefly) fireflies

Definition 2: tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for firefly in the sense of this definition

(firefly is a kind of ...) any of various widely distributed beetles

(... is a member of firefly) tropical click beetles

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