from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A neuropterous insect; a member of the order Neuroptera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) One of the Neuroptera.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun zoology One of the
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"Would you mind substituting 'neuropter' in the third strophe?" he ventured.
He seeks for a true neuropter in the white ant before him, but its very form and habits summon up a swarm of true ants; and then the little wingless book louse (Atropos, Fig. 141) scampering irreverently over the musty pages of his Systema Naturæ, reminds him of that closest friend of man -- Pediculus vestimenti.