bristletail

noun
bris·​tle·​tail | \ ˈbri-səl-ˌtāl How to pronounce bristletail (audio) \

Definition of bristletail

: any of various primitive wingless insects (order Thysanura synonym Archaeognatha) with three slender caudal bristles

First Known Use of bristletail

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Bristletail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bristletail. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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