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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleer-wing]
    • /ˈklɪərˌwɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleer-wing]
    • /ˈklɪərˌwɪŋ/

Definitions of clearwing word

  • noun clearwing any moth of the family Sesiidae (or Aegeriidae), characterized by the absence of scales from the greater part of the wings. They are day-flying and some, such as the hornet clearwing (Sesia apiformis), resemble wasps and other hymenopterans 3
  • noun clearwing any of a family (Aegeriidae) of day-flying, wasplike moths with transparent, scaleless wings 3
  • noun clearwing a moth having wings mostly devoid of scales and transparent, especially any of the family Aegeriidae, many species of which are injurious to plants. 1
  • noun clearwing A day-flying moth that has narrow mainly transparent wings and mimics a wasp or bee in appearance. 1
  • noun clearwing Any of various moths, of the family Sesiidae, that have transparent wings. 0

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Origin of clearwing

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70; clear + wing

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clearwing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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