Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales.

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  • n. insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales

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Examples

  • My mother was a great gardener, creating with her endless harmonies of flowers a giant, benign moth-trap and a butterfly Eden in which I flapped my net about like a lepidopteron myself.

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  • I have sent the curious lepidopteron case to Mr. Meldola.

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  • This is said to give the Brinjal plant resistance against lepidopteron insects like the Brinjal Fruit and Shoot Borer (Leucinodes orbonalis) and Fruit Borer (Helicoverpa armigera).

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