firebrat
noun Date: 1895 a wingless insect (Thermobia domestica) related to the silverfish and found in warm moist places

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  • firebrat — n. (Zo[ o]l.) an insect ({Thermobia domestica}) which is a type of bristletail that lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces. Syn: {Thermobia domestica}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firebrat — [fīrbrat΄] n. any of various small thysanuran insects (Thermobia domestica) resembling silverfish, found in hot areas, as around steam pipes or fireplaces …   English World dictionary

  • Firebrat — Taxobox name = Firebrat image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Thysanura familia = Lepismatidae genus = Thermobia species = T. domestica binomial = Thermobia domestica binomial authority = Packard,… …   Wikipedia

  • firebrat — /fuyeur brat /, n. a bristletail, Thermobia domestica, that lives in areas around furnaces, boilers, steampipes, etc. [1890 95; FIRE + BRAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • firebrat — noun a fast moving brownish bristletail that frequents warm places indoors. [Thermobia domestica.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • firebrat — fire•brat [[t]ˈfaɪərˌbræt[/t]] n. ent a bristletail, Thermobia domestica, that lives in areas around furnaces, boilers, steampipes, etc • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • firebrat — /ˈfaɪəbræt/ (say fuyuhbrat) noun a small insect, Thermobia domestica, found in warm places around furnaces, boilers, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • firebrat — noun lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces • Syn: ↑Thermobia domestica • Hypernyms: ↑bristletail • Member Holonyms: ↑Thermobia, ↑genus Thermobia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thermobia domestica — firebrat firebrat n. (Zo[ o]l.) an insect ({Thermobia domestica}) which is a type of bristletail that lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces. Syn: {Thermobia domestica}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thermobia domestica — firebrat firebrat n. (Zo[ o]l.) an insect ({Thermobia domestica}) which is a type of bristletail that lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces. Syn: {Thermobia domestica}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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