Definition of Lacewing

1. Noun. Any of two families of insects with gauzy wings (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae); larvae feed on insect pests such as aphids.




Definition of Lacewing

1. n. Any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus Chrysopa and allied genera. They have delicate, lacelike wings and brilliant eyes. Their larvæ are useful in destroying aphids. Called also lace-winged fly, and goldeneyed fly.

Definition of Lacewing

1. Noun. Any of several gauzy-winged insects of the families ''Chrysopidae'' and ''Hemerobiidae''. ¹

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Definition of Lacewing

1. a winged insect [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lacewing

1. Any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus Chrysopa and allied genera. They have delicate, lacelike wings and brilliant eyes. Their larvae are useful in destroying aphids. Synonym: lace-winged fly, and goldeneyed fly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacewing

lacertilian
lacertilians
lacertiloid
lacertine
lacerts
lacertus
lacertus cordis
lacertus fibrosus
lacertus medius
lacertus musculi recti lateralis
lacertus of lateral rectus muscle
lacery
laces
lacet
lacets
lacewing (current term)
lacewing fly
lacewings
lacewood
lacewoods
lacework
laceworks
lacey
lachenalia
lachenalias
laches
lacheses
lachman's test
lachrymable
lachrymal

Literary usage of Lacewing

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1. Roses for Amateurs: A Practical Guide for the Selection and Cultivation of by H. Honywood D'Ombrain (1908)
"Though probably as common as the Ladybirds, the useful lacewing Flies, ... lacewing Flies belong to the order Neuroptera. Though beautiful to look at, ..."

2. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1868)
"... that in the very same field of fodder-corn the Chinch Bugs were preyed upon by the larva of a very common species of lacewing Fly — the Weeping lacewing ..."

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