the wingless female or larva of the European beetle, Lampyris noctiluca, which emits a sustained greenish light.
any of various other beetle larvae or wingless females that emit a glow rather than a flash of light.
a European beetle, Lampyris noctiluca, the females and larvae of which bear luminescent organs producing a greenish light: family Lampyridae
any of various other beetles or larvae of the family Lampyridae
early 14c., from glow (v.) + worm (n.).
[glok-sin-ee-uh] /glɒkˈsɪn i ə/ noun 1. any of several horticultural varieties of a plant belonging to the genus Sinningia, of the gesneria family, especially S. speciosa, having large white, red, or purple bell-shaped flowers. 2. any plant of the genus Gloxinia, of Central and South America, having bluish, white, or pink flowers. /ɡlɒkˈsɪnɪə/ noun 1. […]
[glohz] /gloʊz/ verb (used with object), glozed, glozing. 1. to explain away; extenuate; gloss over (usually followed by over). verb (used without object), glozed, glozing. 2. Archaic. to make glosses; comment. noun 3. Archaic. flattery or deceit. 4. Obsolete. a specious show. /ɡləʊz/ verb 1. (transitive) often foll by over. to explain away; minimize the […]
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