air trumpet

noun

: one of a pair of short breathing tubes that project from the thorax of mosquitoes and related insects

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air trumpet was in 1903

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“Air trumpet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20trumpet. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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