Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a pair of small appendages of the lingua or labium of certain insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a pair of small appendages of the lingua or labium of certain insects. See Illust. under hymenoptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a pair of appendages, right and left, of the ligula, placed usually on each side of the gloss; whence the name.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek beside + tongue. (Wiktionary)

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