from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dense brushlike tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain insects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dense tuft of hair, as on certain insects legs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web.
- n. A special tuft of hairs on the leg of a bee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology:
- n. A small scopa or brush-like organ.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of pyralid moths.
- n. In sponges, a fork- or broom-shaped spicule, consisting of a long axial shaft to the distal end of which generally four slender rays are attached.
Latin scōpula, small brush of twigs, diminutive of scōpae, branches, broom.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)