Lepisma saccharina
Lepisma Le*pis"ma (l[-e]*p[i^]z"m[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. le`pisma peel, fr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by seven unequal bristles. A common species ({Lepisma saccharina}) is found in houses, and often injures books and furniture; it feeds on starch and eats sized paper and starched clothes. Called also {shiner}, {silverfish}, {silver witch}, {silver moth}, and {furniture bug}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Lepisma saccharina — Silverfish Sil ver*fish , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The tarpum. (b) A white variety of the goldfish. [1913 Webster] 2. one of a variety of insects of the order {Thysanura}, especially {Lepisma saccharina}, which may infest houses, and eats starched… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepisma saccharina — noun silver grey wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing • Syn: ↑silverfish • Hypernyms: ↑thysanuran insect, ↑thysanuron • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepisma, ↑genus Lepisma …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lepisma — (del gr. «lépisma», escama; Lepisma saccharina) f. Insecto tisanuro nocturno, originario de América, pero extendido por todo el mundo, que roe el cuero, el papel y el azúcar. * * * lepisma. (Del gr. λέπισμα, escama). f. Insecto tisanuro de unos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • lepisma — s. m. [Entomologia] Inseto (Lepisma saccharina) da ordem dos tisanuros, de corpo cinzento prateado com aproximadamente 1 cm, que vive nos lugares úmidos das casas. = BICHO DE PRATA, PEIXE DE PRATA, PEIXINHO DE PRATA, TRAÇA DOS LIVROS… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Lepisma — Le*pis ma (l[ e]*p[i^]z m[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. le pisma peel, fr. lepi s i dos, a scale.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by seven unequal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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