Definition of Clearwing

1. n. A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family Ægeriadæ, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.



Definition of Clearwing

1. Noun. Any of various moths, of the family ''Sesiidae'', that have transparent wings ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clearwing

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clearwing

clearskins
clearstarch
clearstarched
clearstarcher
clearstarchers
clearstarches
clearstarching
clearstories
clearstory
cleartext
cleartexts
clearway
clearways
clearweed
clearweeds
clearwing (current term)
clearwings
cleary
cleat
cleated
cleating
cleats
cleavable
cleavage
cleavage cavity
cleavage cell
cleavage division
cleavage furrows
cleavage lines

Literary usage of Clearwing

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1. The Forester: A Practical Treatise on British Forestry and Arboriculture for by John Nisbet (1905)
"Several other clearwing-moths perforate the branches of deciduous trees in a similar •way to the above. Such are the Red-belted clearwing (Sesia ..."

2. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1907)
"... where they pupate, and later the beetles emerge ready to infect a new crop. THE CURRANT clearwing MOTH. ... THE HORNET clearwing MOTH. ..."

3. An illustrated natural history of British moths: With Life-size Figures from by Edward Newman (1869)
"The Hornet clearwing of the Poplar (Sesia Api- formis). but they all follow their destructive work quite out of sight, and are never to bo found eating ..."

4. The Entomologist's Useful Compendium: Or, An Introduction to the Knowledge by George Samouelle (1819)
"... M. Currant-bushes The currant clearwing ... E. Devonshire The fix-belted clearwing The black and white-bordered clearwing ..."

5. Butterflies and Moths (British) by William S. Furneaux (1894)
"... In i-ii un Hornet clearwing of Poplar clearwing of ... Wf/oy/i- liod-tipi>ed clearwing (Form inform it I Six-belted clearwing ..."

6. Guide to Methods of Insect Life and Prevention and Remedy of Insect Ravage by Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1884)
"One of the largest is the Hornet clearwing, the caterpillars of which infest the Osier. ... The Currant clearwing sometimes does much mischief. ..."

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