Definition of hooktip in English:

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hooktip

Pronunciation: /ˈho͝oktip/

noun

A slender moth that has hooked tips to the forewings. The caterpillar tapers to a point at the rear and rests with both ends raised.
  • Family Drepanidae: Drepana and other genera.
Example sentences
  • Larvae of the common hooktip moth build silk nests that they must then defend against members of their own species.
  • I used to see rose hooktips on my viburnums all the time, but since the hurricane nearly two years ago, I haven't seen a single one.
  • Note the distinctive resting posture, very different from the ‘flatness’ of the other three hooktips.

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Syllabification: hook·tip

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