from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, a narrow piece often bordering the inner side of one of the lobes of the mentum of beetles, when the latter is bilobed.
  • noun In botany, a plant of the genus Epilobium. Also applied to Chamænerion angustifolium, the great willow-herb, long included in Epilobium.


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  • I will direct your attention specially, for the moment, to three points: -- What do the eye-spots and the faint lateral line mean? and why are some green and some brown, offering thus such a marked contrast to the leaves of the small epilobe on which they feed?

    A Book of Natural History Young Folks' Library Volume XIV.


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