Lepidopterous
Lepidopteral Lep`i*dop"ter*al (-t[~e]r*al), Lepidopterous Lep`i*dop"ter*ous (-[u^]s), a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Lepidoptera. [1913 Webster]

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  • lepidopterous — a. See {lepidopteral}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lepidopterous — Lepidoptera ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ an order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths. DERIVATIVES lepidopteran adjective & noun lepidopterist noun lepidopterous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek lepis scale + pteron wing …   English terms dictionary

  • lepidopterous — adjective see lepidopteran …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lepidopterous — /lep i dop teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Lepidoptera, an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers, that in the adult state have four membranous wings more or less covered with small scales. Also,… …   Universalium

  • lepidopterous — adjective Of, or pertaining to butterflies …   Wiktionary

  • lepidopterous — lep·i·dop·ter·ous || ‚lepɪ dÉ‘ptÉ™rÉ™s / dÉ’p adj. of or pertaining to the order of insects which includes butterflies and moths (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lepidopterous — lep·i·dop·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • lepidopterous — lep•i•dop•ter•ous [[t]ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər əs[/t]] also lep i•dop′ter•al adj. ent belonging or pertaining to the Lepidoptera, an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers, in the adult state having four membranous wings covered… …   From formal English to slang

  • lepidopterous — /lɛpəˈdɒptərəs/ (say lepuh doptuhruhs) adjective belonging or relating to the Lepidoptera, an order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths, which in the adult state have four membranous wings more or less covered with small scales. Also …   Australian English dictionary

  • lepidopterous —   a. having four scale covered wings.    ♦ lepidopteran,    ♦ lepidopteron, n. (pl. ra) such insect, as moth or butterfly.    ♦ lepidopterology, n. study of such insects.    ♦ lepidopterologist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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