the two or more enlarged distal segments that form the bulbous end of a clavate antenna.
- claval, adjective
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In Colymbetes serricornis, a water-beetle, the male has a serrated clava of four joints.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4) | William Kirby
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) | William Kirby
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 | Edwin James
(a) Tentacles filiform; type of clava (fig. 5), Cordylophora, &c.
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