wingless

[ wing-lis ]
/ ˈwɪŋ lɪs /

adjective

having no wings.
having only rudimentary wings, as an apteryx.

Origin of wingless

First recorded in 1585–95; wing + -less

Related forms

wing·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wingless

wingless

/ (ˈwɪŋlɪs) /

adjective

having no wings or vestigial wings
designating primitive insects of the subclass Apterygota, characterized by small size, lack of wings, and larvae resembling the adults: includes the springtails and bristletails

Derived Forms

winglessness, noun
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