from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a position intermediate between erect and patent, or spreading.
  • adj. Standing partially spread and erect; -- said of the wings of certain insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having a position intermediate between erect and spreading.
  • In entomology, having, as the wings of an insect when in repose, the anterior pair erect or nearly so, and the posterior pair horizontal, as in the skipper-butterflies.


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