from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a pair of hind wings of an insect, such as a moth.
- n. Any of various noctuid moths of the genus Calocala, having brightly colored hind wings visible only during flight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hind wing on an insect.
- n. A member of the genus Catocala; a nocturnal moth which usually has brightly coloured underwings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the posterior wings of an insect.
- n. Any one of numerous species of noctuid moths belonging to Catocala and allied genera, in which the hind wings are banded with red and black or other conspicuous colors. Many of the species are called red underwing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A moth whose under wings are conspicuous in color or otherwise; specifically, a moth of the genus Catocala.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. moth having dull forewings and brightly colored hind wings
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