from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having very short or rudimentary wings, as certain insects.
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- adj. An anatomical condition meaning that an animal has very reduced, non-functional wings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having short wings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ornithology, having short wings; brevipennate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (especially of certain insects) having very short or rudimentary wings
From Greek brakhupteros : brakhu-, brachy- + pteron, wing; see -pter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)