clearwing

noun

clear·​wing ˈklir-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce clearwing (audio)
variants or clearwing moth
: a moth (as of the families Sesiidae or Sphingidae) having the wings largely transparent and devoid of scales

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clearwing was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Clearwing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clearwing. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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