booklouse
booklouse ook"louse` n. (Zo["o]l.) a minute wingless psocopterous insect ({Liposcelis divinatorius}) injurious to books and papers.

Syn: book louse, deathwatch. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • booklouse — noun minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers • Syn: ↑book louse, ↑deathwatch, ↑Liposcelis divinatorius • Hypernyms: ↑psocopterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑common booklouse, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • booklouse — /book lows /, n., pl. booklice / luys /. any of numerous minute, wingless insects of the order Psocoptera, often living among books or papers. Also, book louse. [1865 70; BOOK + LOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • booklouse — noun Any of the small insects who feed on bookbindings, especially those of the order …   Wiktionary

  • booklouse — noun (plural booklice) a minute insect with no or rudimentary wings, capable of causing damage to books and paper. [Liposcelis bostrychophilus and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • booklouse — book′louse or book′ louse n. pl. lice [[t] ˌlaɪs[/t]] ent any of numerous minute wingless insects of the order Psocoptera • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • booklouse — /ˈbʊklaʊs/ (say booklows) noun (plural booklice /ˈbʊklaɪs/ (say bookluys)) any insect of the order Psocoptera, which damages books by eating away the glue, and is injurious to other products in houses, granaries, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • common booklouse — noun a variety of booklouse • Syn: ↑Trogium pulsatorium • Hypernyms: ↑booklouse, ↑book louse, ↑deathwatch, ↑Liposcelis divinatorius • Member Holonyms: ↑Trogium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Liposcelis divinatorius — booklouse ook louse n. (Zo[ o]l.) a minute wingless psocopterous insect ({Liposcelis divinatorius}) injurious to books and papers. Syn: book louse, deathwatch. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trogium pulsatorium — noun a variety of booklouse • Syn: ↑common booklouse • Hypernyms: ↑booklouse, ↑book louse, ↑deathwatch, ↑Liposcelis divinatorius • Member Holonyms: ↑Trogium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • book louse — noun minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers • Syn: ↑booklouse, ↑deathwatch, ↑Liposcelis divinatorius • Hypernyms: ↑psocopterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑common booklouse, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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