• WordNet 3.6
    • n bristletail small wingless insect with a long bristlelike tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bristletail (Zoöl) An insect of the genera Lepisma Campodea, etc., belonging to the Thysanura.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bristletail A common name of the thysanurous insects of the suborder Cinura: so called from the long filiform abdominal appendages. They are of the genera Campodea, Lepisma, etc. See cut under Campodea.
    • n bristletail One of the many names borne by the ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida, given on account of the stiff tail-feathers.
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