clearwing
noun Date: 1867 a moth (as of the families Aegeriidae or Sphingidae) having the wings largely transparent and devoid of scales

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  • Clearwing — Clear wing (kl[=e]r w[i^]ng ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family {[AE]geriad[ae]}, of which the currant and peach tree borers are examples. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clearwing — [klir′wiŋ΄] n. any of a family (Aegeriidae) of day flying, wasplike moths with transparent, scaleless wings …   English World dictionary

  • clearwing — /klear wing /, n. a moth having wings mostly devoid of scales and transparent, esp. any of the family Aegeriidae, many species of which are injurious to plants. [1865 70; CLEAR + WING] * * * …   Universalium

  • clearwing — noun Any of various moths, of the family Sesiidae, that have transparent wings …   Wiktionary

  • clearwing — n. type of moth with clear wings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clearwing — noun a day flying moth with mainly transparent wings, resembling a wasp or bee. [Family Sesiidae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • clearwing — clear•wing [[t]ˈklɪərˌwɪŋ[/t]] n. ent any moth of the family Aegeriidae, having transparent, scaleless wings • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • clearwing — /ˈklɪəwɪŋ/ (say klearwing) noun any of various moths of the family Aegeriidae, having wings which are largely scaleless and transparent …   Australian English dictionary

  • clearwing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a moth having the wings largely devoid of scales and transparent: as a. : a moth of the family Aegeriidae b. : any of various hawkmoths (as the bumblebee hawkmoth) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clearwing budgerigar mutation — The Clearwing budgerigar mutation is one of approximately 30 mutations affecting the colour of budgerigars. It is the underlying mutation of the Clearwing variety, often known as Yellowwings in the green series and Whitewings in the blue series.… …   Wikipedia

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