from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The collar or prothorax of an insect, which bears the anterior pair of legs: sometimes restricted to an elevated posterior portion of the prothorax, seen in many Hymenoptera and Hemiptera.
  • n. In decorative art, a necklace or collar, as of an order, represented on a figure in embroidery, goldsmiths' work, or the like.


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