from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, wingless insect (Thermobia domestica) related to the silverfish and inhabiting warm areas of buildings, as around furnaces or boilers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an insect (Thermobia domestica) which is a type of bristletail that lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thysanurous insect, Thermobia furnorum, of the family Lepismatidæ; found in bake-houses, and supposed to be fond of heat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces
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