underwing

[uhn-der-wing]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. underweight,
  2. underwent,
  3. underwhelm,
  4. underwhelmed,
  5. underwhelming,
  6. underwire,
  7. underwithhold,
  8. underwood,
  9. underwool,
  10. underwork

Origin of underwing

First recorded in 1525–35; under- + wing

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British Dictionary definitions for underwing

underwing

noun

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