forewing
noun Date: circa 1889 either of the anterior wings of a 4-winged insect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • forewing — [fôr′wiŋ΄] n. either of the front pair of wings present in most insects and sometimes forming a cover for the hind pair …   English World dictionary

  • forewing — /fawr wing , fohr /, n. either of the anterior and usually smaller pair of wings of an insect having four wings. [1885 90; FORE + WING] * * * …   Universalium

  • forewing — n. front wing of a four winged insect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forewing — noun either of the two front wings of a four winged insect …   English new terms dictionary

  • forewing — fore•wing [[t]ˈfɔrˌwɪŋ, ˈfoʊr [/t]] n. ent either of the front smaller pair of wings of an insect having four wings • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • forewing — /ˈfɔwɪŋ/ (say fawwing) noun either wing of the anterior pair of an insect s two pairs of wings …   Australian English dictionary

  • forewing — noun either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings • Syn: ↑fore wing, ↑fore wing • Hypernyms: ↑wing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Insect wing — Original veins and wing posture of a dragonfly. Hoverflies hovering to mate …   Wikipedia

  • Cosmopterix — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

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