short-winged

ADJECTIVE
  1. (especially of certain insects) having very short or rudimentary wings
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How To Use short-winged In A Sentence

  • Short-winged female meadow katydids discriminate among tremulation signals of males to choose a larger male, even in the absence of a signalling male.
  • Your account of the greater brambling, or snow-fleck, is very amusing; and strange it is that such a short-winged bird should delight in such perilous voyages over the northern ocean. The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1
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