Imago I*ma"go, n.; pl. {Imagoes}. [L. See {Image}.] 1. An image. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See Illust. of {Ant-lion}, and {Army worm}.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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