clearwing

noun
clear·​wing | \ ˈklir-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce clearwing (audio) \
variants: or clearwing moth

Definition of clearwing

: a moth (as of the families Sesiidae or Sphingidae) having the wings largely transparent and devoid of scales

First Known Use of clearwing

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Clearwing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clearwing. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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