Meaning of lacewing

lace•wing

Pronunciation: (lās'wing"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several insects of the family Chrysopidae, having delicate, lacelike wings and golden or copper-colored eyes, the larvae of which are predaceous on aphids and other small insects.
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