lacewing

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noun lace·wing \ˈlās-ˌwiŋ\

Definition of lacewing

  1. :  any of various neuropterous insects (such as genera Chrysopa and Hemerobius) having delicate lacelike wing venation, long antennae, and often brilliant eyes —called also lacewing fly

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1854

First Known Use of lacewing

1854


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