caltrop spines


caltrop spines
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Lepidoptera, specialized tibial spurs of limacodid larvae.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Caltrop — Cal trop, Caltrap Cal trap, n. [OE. calketrappe, calletrappe, caltor (in both senses), fr. AS. collr[ae]ppe, calcetreppe, sort of thistle; cf. F. chaussetrape star thistle, trap, It. calcatreppo, calcatreppolo, star thistle. Perh. from L. calx… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caltrop — For the plant or its fruit, see water caltrop. Iron caltrop used in Vietnam. A caltrop (also known as caltrap, galtrop, cheval trap, galthrap, galtrap,[1] calthrop …   Wikipedia

  • caltrop — [ kaltrəp] (also caltrap) noun 1》 a spiked metal ball thrown on the ground to impede wheeled vehicles or (formerly) cavalry horses. 2》 a creeping plant with woody carpels that typically have hard spines. [Genus Tribulus.] 3》 (also water caltrop)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • caltrop — n. (also caltrap) 1 hist. a four spiked iron ball thrown on the ground to impede cavalry horses. 2 Heraldry a representation of this. 3 any creeping plant of the genus Tribulus, with woody carpels usu. having hard spines. Etymology: (sense 3) OE… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water caltrop — Taxobox name = Water caltrop image width = 200px image caption = Boiled water chestnut ( T. bicornis ) seeds regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Myrtales familia = Trapaceae genus = Trapa type species = Trapa… …   Wikipedia

  • Spiny oak slug — Taxobox name = PEuclea delphinii regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera superfamilia = Zygaenoidea familia = Limacodidae genus = Euclea species = E. delphinii binomial = Euclea delphinii binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Caltrap — Caltrop Cal trop, Caltrap Cal trap, n. [OE. calketrappe, calletrappe, caltor (in both senses), fr. AS. collr[ae]ppe, calcetreppe, sort of thistle; cf. F. chaussetrape star thistle, trap, It. calcatreppo, calcatreppolo, star thistle. Perh. from L …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tribulus terrestris — Leaves and flower Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Murex — For the historical iron industry company, see Murex (company). Murex Apertural view of the shell of Venus Comb Murex, Murex pecten, anterior end towards the bottom of the page Sc …   Wikipedia

  • Roman military personal equipment — was produced in large numbers to established patterns and used in an established way. These standard patterns and uses were called the res militaris or disciplina . Its regular practice during the Roman Republic and Roman Empire led to military… …   Wikipedia


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