Make Your Editor Cry: Dragonfly (Awkward Plural)

Make Your Editor Cry: Dragonfly (Awkward Plural)

BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of dragonfly is dragonflies.

dragonfly: any of a suborder (Anisoptera) of odonate insects that are larger and stouter than damselflies, hold the wings horizontal in repose, and have rectal gills during the naiad stage

The singular of dragonfly is dragonfly. The plural of dragonfly is dragonflies. The spelling dragonflys is not a thing, or a word. The noun dragonfly conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.

There is about 3000 species of dragonflies.
Dragonflies are found on every continent except Antarctica.

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