- BEETLES WINGSThe clytra or wing cases of some brilliant coloured beetles which formerly were used as ornaments in muslins, scarves and ball-dresses.
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On the wings of the wind — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Under the wings of — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
coleopteran — /koh lee op teuhr euhn, kol ee /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera. n. 2. a beetle. [1840 50; COLEOPTER(A) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction any member of the insect order Coleoptera, consisting of the beetles and weevils … Universalium
Basohli painting — ▪ Indian art school of Pahari miniature painting that flourished in the Indian hill states during the late 17th and the 18th centuries, known for its bold vitality of colour and line. Though the school takes its name from the small… … Universalium
aeroplane — (n.) 1866, from Fr. aéroplane (1855), from Gk. aero air (see AIR (Cf. air) (n.1)) + stem of Fr. planer to soar, from L. planus level, flat (see PLANE (Cf. plane) (n.1)). Originally in reference to s … Etymology dictionary
Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma … Wikipedia
insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… … Universalium
Insect morphology — Legend of body parts Tagmata : A Head, B Thorax, C Abdomen. 1. antenna 2. ocelli (lower) 3. ocelli (upper) 4. compound eye 5. brain (cerebral ganglia) 6. prothorax … Wikipedia
Insect wing — Original veins and wing posture of a dragonfly. Hoverflies hovering to mate … Wikipedia
hymenopteran — /huy meuh nop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. hymenopterous. n. 2. Also, hymenopter. a hymenopterous insect. [1875 80; HYMENOPTER + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction any member of the third largest and perhaps the most beneficial to humans of all insect… … Universalium