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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lacewing  \Lace"wing`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  neuropterous  insects  of  the 
  genus  {Chrysopa}  and  allied  genera.  They  have  delicate, 
  lacelike  wings  and  brilliant  eyes.  Their  larv[ae]  are  useful 
  in  destroying  aphids.  Called  also  {lace-winged  fly},  and 
  {goldeneyed  fly}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  any  of  two  families  of  gauzy-winged  insects  (Chrysopidae  and 
  Hemerobiidae);  larvae  feed  on  insect  pests  such  as  aphids 
  [syn:  {lacewing  fly}] 

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