from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various insects of the order Neuroptera, having large eyes, chewing mouthparts, and wings with many veins, and including the lacewings and antlions. The order formerly included other groups, such as the dobsonflies.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A neuropter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A neuropter.
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- noun insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Neuroptera, order name : Greek neuron, vein, tendon; see neuron + Greek ptera, pl. of pteron, wing; see –pter.]
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