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walking stick Tweet Definition of walking stick Like Definition of walking stick on Facebook
noun 
  1. A tool, such as a cane, used to ease pressure on the legs, and to aid stability, when walking
  2. A stick insect
  3. (slang) A playing card with the rank of seven.
     
wasp Tweet Definition of wasp Like Definition of wasp on Facebook
noun (plural: wasps)
  1. Any of many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet or bee
     
water beetle Tweet Definition of water beetle Like Definition of water beetle on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of various freshwater aquatic beetles that have a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs adapted for swimming, and that carry an air bubble underneath their abdomens.
     
water boatman Tweet Definition of water boatman Like Definition of water boatman on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of various aquatic insects of the family Corixidae that have paddle-shaped hind legs used for swimming.
     
water flea Tweet Definition of water flea Like Definition of water flea on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of various aquatic crustacea characterised by their jumping or jerky mode of swimming; mostly species of Daphnia.
     
water strider Tweet Definition of water strider Like Definition of water strider on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae, which rely on surface tension to walk on top of water.
     
weevil Tweet Definition of weevil Like Definition of weevil on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of several small herbivorous beetles in the superfamily Curculionoidea. Many of them have a distinctive snout.
     
whirligig beetle Tweet Definition of whirligig beetle Like Definition of whirligig beetle on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of various water beetles of the family Gyrinidae that swim rapidly in circles when alarmed.
     
White Tweet Definition of White Like Definition of White on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a British surname from a nickname for someone with white hair
     
whitefly Tweet Definition of whitefly Like Definition of whitefly on Facebook
noun (whitefl, ies)
  1. Any of various small insects of the family Aleyrodidae that have long wings, and a white body; often a garden pest
     
wiggler Tweet Definition of wiggler Like Definition of wiggler on Facebook
noun 
  1. Anything that wiggles
  2. The larva of a mosquito
  1. (physics) A magnet designed to make a beam of charged particles follow a curving path in a accelerator
     
wilt Tweet Definition of wilt Like Definition of wilt on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of wilting or the state of being wilted.
  2. Any of various plant diseases characterized by wilting.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To droop or become limp and flaccid (as a dying leaf or flower).
  2. (intransitive) To fatigue; to lose strength.
  3. (transitive) To cause to droop or become limp and flaccid (as a flower).
  4. (transitive) To cause to fatigue; to exhaust.
     
wriggler Tweet Definition of wriggler Like Definition of wriggler on Facebook
noun 
  1. Anything that wriggles
  2. The larva of a mosquito
     

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