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underwing

[uhn-der-wing] /ˈʌn dərˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
one of the hind wings of an insect.
2.
any of several noctuid moths of the genus Catocala, characterized by red-, yellow-, or orange-banded hind wings.
Origin of underwing
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; under- + wing
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underwing

/ˈʌndəˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
the hind wing of an insect, esp when covered by the forewing
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