from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various social insects of the order Embioptera, having two-winged males and wingless females, both of which produce silk from glands in the front legs.

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  • n. any of a small order of slender typically tropical insects that nest in colonies in silken tunnels that they spin


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