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wingless

[ wing-lis ]
/ ˈwɪŋ lɪs /
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adjective
having no wings.
having only rudimentary wings, as an apteryx.
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Origin of wingless

First recorded in 1585–95; wing + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM wingless

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 of wingless

winglessness, noun
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