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earwig Tweet Definition of earwig Like Definition of earwig on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera that have elongated bodies, large membraneous wings folded underneath short leathery forewings and a pair of large pincers protruding from the rear of the abdomen.
verb (earwigs, earwigging, earwigged, earwigged)
  1. To fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.
  2. To attempt to influence by persistent confidential argument or talk.
elytra Tweet Definition of elytra Like Definition of elytra on Facebook
noun
  1. Irregular plural of elytron
elytron Tweet Definition of elytron Like Definition of elytron on Facebook
noun (elytra)
  1. A sheath or outer covering, especially around the spinal cord or over the hindwings of certain insects.
  • 1997: In a corner, the Darkling Beetle rustles in its Cage, its Elytra the same unforgiving white as the great sand-waste call"d "Kalahari" lying north of here " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
entomology Tweet Definition of entomology Like Definition of entomology on Facebook
noun
  1. The scientific study of insects
    Entomology is a important field of study within biology.
ephemera Tweet Definition of ephemera Like Definition of ephemera on Facebook
nounplural
  1. (plural of, ephemeron)
  2. transitory things
  3. publications that are designed to be short-lived

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