Definition of lace-winged in English:

lace-winged

adjective

  • Of a bird: having wings that are laced. Also, especially of an insect: having wings with a delicate, lace-like structure.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist. From lace + winged.

Pronunciation

lace-winged

/ˈleɪswɪŋd/