a European noctuid moth, Cerapteryx (or Charaeas) graminis, that has white antler-like markings on the forewings and produces larvae that periodically cause great damage to pastures and grasslands
having . decorated with . Historical Examples Then he proudly raised his antlered head and stood a moment sniffing the air. At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed The elk raised his proud, antlered head and looked in my direction. A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson They lacked not food; the forest was […]
an emerald to blackish-green mineral, hydrous copper sulfate, Cu 3 (OH) 4 SO 4 , a major copper ore in Chile.
Astronomy. the Air Pump, a small southern constellation between Vela and Hydra. (lowercase) Entomology. the proboscis of a lepidopterous insect. Historical Examples A still more extraordinary instance of irritability is exhibited by the Antlia, or instrument of suction of the butterfly. An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4) William Kirby noun (Latin genitive) Antliae […]
any of numerous black, red, brown, or yellow social insects of the family Formicidae, of worldwide distribution especially in warm climates, having a large head with inner jaws for chewing and outer jaws for carrying and digging, and living in highly organized colonies containing wingless female workers, a winged queen, and, during breeding seasons, winged […]