harpes

plural noun
har·​pes | \ ˈhärˌpēz \

Definition of harpes

: the claspers of a male moth or butterfly

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History and Etymology for harpes

New Latin harpe (singular), from Greek harpē sickle; akin to Greek harpagē hook, rake

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“Harpes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harpes. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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