wingless

adjective
wing·​less | \ ˈwiŋ-ləs How to pronounce wingless (audio) \

Definition of wingless

: having no wings or very rudimentary wings

Other Words from wingless

winglessness noun

Examples of wingless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Locust eggs take just two weeks to hatch, and wingless baby locusts—referred to as nymphs or hoppers and as tiny as a pinky fingernail—cracked open their eggs on Kenyan soil during February and early March. Neha Wadekar, Quartz Africa, 10 Apr. 2020 Females, however, molt into wingless nymph-like adults. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2020 Lice are tiny, wingless parasites that feast on minuscule amounts of blood for survival. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2019 Lice are tiny, wingless parasites that feast on minuscule amounts of blood for survival. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2019 Lice are tiny, wingless parasites that feast on minuscule amounts of blood for survival. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2019 Lice are tiny, wingless parasites that feast on minuscule amounts of blood for survival. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2019 A few weeks later, one pilot saw a red-ish, wingless cigar-shape object. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 24 Sep. 2019 Lice are tiny, wingless parasites that feast on minuscule amounts of blood for survival. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of wingless

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wingless was in 1582

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“Wingless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wingless. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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wingless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wingless

: having no wings

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