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 […]
any of several insects belonging to the family Myrmeleontidae, of the order Neuroptera, the larvae of which dig a pit in sand where they lie in wait to prey upon ants or other insects that lose their footing. noun Also called antlion fly. any of various neuropterous insects of the family Myrmeleontidae, which typically resemble […]
noun a fear of floods, flooding