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hind wing

  1. the second, posterior, or metathoracic wing of an insect.
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Origin of hind wing

First recorded in 1930–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hind wing

  • The termen of the hind-wing is also furnished with variable indentations.

    New Zealand Moths and Butterflies

    G. V. Hudson

  • The former is green on the upper side with yellow spots on the hind-wing, and the long tails are tipped with yellow.

    The Heart of Nature

    Francis Younghusband

  • Their fore-wings are wholly of a velvety black and the hind-wing golden yellow scolloped with black.

    The Heart of Nature

    Francis Younghusband

  • The transverse fold of the hind-wing is towards the tip, about two-thirds of the wing-length from the base.