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clearwing

[ kleer-wing ]
/ ˈklɪərˌwɪŋ /
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noun

a moth havingwings mostly devoid of scales and transparent, especially any of the family Aegeriidae, many species of which are injurious to plants.

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Origin of clearwing

First recorded in 1865–70; clear + wing
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British Dictionary definitions for clearwing

clearwing

clearwing moth

/ (ˈklɪəˌwɪŋ) /

noun

any moth of the family Sesiidae (or Aegeriidae), characterized by the absence of scales from the greater part of the wings. They are day-flying and some, such as the hornet clearwing (Sesia apiformis), resemble wasps and other hymenopterans
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