hind wing

noun

Definition of hind wing 

: either of the posterior wings of a 4-winged insect

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The small postman loses the vivid red streaks on its hind wings. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Scientists Can Now Repaint Butterfly Wings," 18 Sep. 2017

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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