plecopteran
noun Etymology: New Latin Plecoptera, group name, from Greek plekein to braid + pteron wing — more at ply, feather Date: circa 1890 stone flyplecopteran adjective

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  • plecopteran — /pli kop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. Also, plecopterous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Plecoptera, comprising the stoneflies. n. 2. a plecopteran insect; stonefly. [1885 90; < NL Plecopter(a) the order ( < Gk plék(ein) to twine, twist + o… …   Universalium

  • plecopteran — noun primitive winged insect with a flattened body; used as bait by fishermen; aquatic gilled larvae are carnivorous and live beneath stones • Syn: ↑stonefly, ↑stone fly • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Member Holonyms: ↑Plecoptera, ↑order Pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • plecopteran — ple·cop·ter·an …   English syllables

  • plecopteran — ple•cop•ter•an [[t]plɪˈkɒp tər ən[/t]] n. ent stonefly • Etymology: 1885–90; < NL Plecopter(a) the order comprising stoneflies (< Gk plék(ein) to twine, twist + o o + ptera, neut. pl. of pteros pterous) + an I; so named in reference to the… …   From formal English to slang

  • pet- — Also petə (oldest form *petə₁ ). To rush, fly. Variant *pteə₁ , contracted to *ptē . Derivatives include feather, compete, perpetual, ptomaine, symptom, and hippopotamus. 1. Suffixed form …   Universalium

  • plek- — To plait. Extension of pel 2. Oldest form *plek̑ , becoming *plek in centum languages. Derivatives include flax, pliant, and perplex. 1. Suffixed o grade form *plok so . flax, from Old English fleax, flax, from G …   Universalium

  • Dusky darter — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • order Plecoptera — noun stoneflies • Syn: ↑Plecoptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑Hexapoda, ↑class Hexapoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plecoptera — noun stoneflies • Syn: ↑order Plecoptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑Hexapoda, ↑class Hexapoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • stone fly — noun primitive winged insect with a flattened body; used as bait by fishermen; aquatic gilled larvae are carnivorous and live beneath stones • Syn: ↑stonefly, ↑plecopteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Member Holonyms: ↑Plecoptera, ↑orde …   Useful english dictionary

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