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underwing

[ uhn-der-wing ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌwɪŋ /
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noun
one of the hind wings of an insect.
any of several noctuid moths of the genus Catocala, characterized by red-, yellow-, or orange-banded hind wings.
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Origin of underwing

First recorded in 1525–35; under- + wing
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British Dictionary definitions for underwing

underwing
/ (ˈʌndəˌwɪŋ) /

noun
the hind wing of an insect, esp when covered by the forewing
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