E*phem"er*al (?), a.


Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.


Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.

"Ephemeral popularity."

V. Knox.

Sentences not of ephemeral, but of eternal, efficacy. Sir J. Stephen.

Ephemeral fly Zool., one of a group of neuropterous insects, belonging to the genus Ephemera and many allied genera, which live in the adult or winged state only for a short time. The larvae are aquatic; -- called also day fly and May fly.


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E*phem"er*al, n.

Anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc.


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