Definition of Clearwings

1. Noun. (plural of clearwing) ¹



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Definition of Clearwings

1. clearwing [n] - See also: clearwing

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clearwings

clearstarch
clearstarched
clearstarcher
clearstarchers
clearstarches
clearstarching
clearstories
clearstory
cleartext
cleartexts
clearway
clearways
clearweed
clearweeds
clearwing
clearwings (current term)
cleary
cleat
cleated
cleating
cleats
cleavable
cleavage
cleavage cavity
cleavage cell
cleavage division
cleavage furrows
cleavage lines
cleavage product

Literary usage of Clearwings

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1. Animal Coloration: An Account of the Principal Facts and Theories Relating by Frank Evers Beddard (1892)
"In this country there are a number of moths—popularly termed clearwings—which would be taken by the uninitiated for wasps and flies. ..."

2. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1902)
"It is, however, not the place here to enter into the synonymy of the " clearwings/' One can only- express regret that Scopoli did not name his four sections ..."

3. Guide to Methods of Insect Life and Prevention and Remedy of Insect Ravage by Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1884)
"There is one family amongst these known as the clearwings, which differ from other Moths in ... The caterpillars of the clearwings are white fleshy grubs, ..."

4. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1874)
"The moths known to entomologists as the clearwings form a very singular family. ... These clearwings have an artful trick of suddenly dropping and not Dying ..."

5. Transactions by Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1870)
"Porcellus will pair occasionally but not readily, and probably almost all this group, including the clearwings and ..."

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