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underwing

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noun un·der·wing \ˈən-dər-ˌwiŋ\

Definition of underwing

  1. 1 :  one of the posterior wings of an insect

  2. 2 :  any of various noctuid moths (especially genus Catocala) that have the hind wings banded with contrasting colors (as red and black) —called also underwing moth

  3. 3 :  the underside of a bird's wing

1535

First Known Use of underwing

1535


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underwing

adjective un·der·wing

Definition of underwing

  1. :  placed or growing underneath the wing underwing rockets

1896

First Known Use of underwing

1896

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