alitrunk

noun

ali·​trunk
ˈāləˌtrəŋk,
ˈal-
plural -s
: the portion of the insect thorax that bears the wings, in the Hymenoptera including also the first abdominal segment

Word History

Etymology

ali- + trunk

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alitrunk was in 1826

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“Alitrunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alitrunk. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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