Definition of lacewing in English:

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lacewing

Pronunciation: /ˈlāsˌwiNG/

noun

A slender, delicate insect with large clear membranous wings. Both the adults and larvae are typically predators of aphids.
  • Several families in the order Neuroptera, in particular Chrysopidae (the green lacewings).
Example sentences
  • That is why right now is one of the best times to begin releasing green lacewings into your garden.
  • To introduce green lacewings into a garden start early in the season as soon as pest insects are detected.
  • Natural predators such as ladybirds and lacewings love to eat aphids, but they can be scarce.

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Syllabification: lace·wing

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