- the two or more enlarged distal segments that form the bulbous end of a clavate antenna.
Origin of clava
From the Late Latin word clāva staff, club
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Examples from the Web for 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