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EARWIG

 Dictionary entry overview: What does earwig mean? 

EARWIG (noun)
  The noun EARWIG has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen

  Familiarity information: EARWIG used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EARWIG (noun)


Sense 1earwig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("earwig" is a kind of...):

insect (small air-breathing arthropod)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "earwig"):

common European earwig; Forficula auricularia (sometimes destructive to cultivated bulbs)

Holonyms ("earwig" is a member of...):

Dermaptera; order Dermaptera (earwigs and a few related forms)


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