noun, plural cla·vae [kley-vee, klah-vahy] /ˈkleɪ vi, ˈklɑ vaɪ/. Entomology.
Origin of clava
Examples from the Web for clava
Historical Examples of clava
Variations of the kind we are considering are also observable in the clava, or knob, in which antenn often terminate.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
The finest examples were at Clava, seven miles from Inverness, where fifty years ago there were eight still in existence.Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders
T. Eric Peet
(a) Tentacles filiform; type of Clava (fig. 5), Cordylophora, &c.
The Prickly-fruited sculus has nearly ripened its nut, Zanthoxylon clava herculis, in fruit, a "wild gourd" not in flower.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV