a black sawfly, Monophadnoides geniculatus, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of the raspberry and blackberry.
[rasp, rahsp] /ræsp, rɑsp/ verb (used with object) 1. to scrape or abrade with a rough instrument. 2. to scrape or rub roughly: The glacier rasped the valley floor. 3. to grate upon or irritate: The sound rasped his nerves. 4. to utter with a grating sound: to rasp out an answer. verb (used without […]
[ras-per, rah-sper] /ˈræs pər, ˈrɑ spər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a machine for scraping sugarcane.
[ras-pee, rah-spee] /ˈræs pi, ˈrɑ spi/ adjective, raspier, raspiest. 1. harsh; grating; . 2. easily annoyed; irritable. adj. 1670s, of plants; by 1821 of voices, from rasp + -y (2).
[ras-ping, rah-sping] /ˈræs pɪŋ, ˈrɑ spɪŋ/ adjective 1. harsh; grating: a rasping voice. noun 2. a tiny piece of material removed by rasping or scraping: raspings of sawed wood. 3. raspings, dry bread crumbs. [rasp, rahsp] /ræsp, rɑsp/ verb (used with object) 1. to scrape or abrade with a rough instrument. 2. to scrape or […]