from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The case or covering of an insect; specifically, the anterior wings of beetles, so hardened as to cover the whole upper part of the body, concealing the second pair of wings; the elytra. See cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The covering of an insect, esp. the elytra of beetles.
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