bristletail

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bris·tle·tail

 (brĭs′əl-tāl′)
n.
1. Any of various small wingless insects of the order Archaeognatha, having a three-pronged tail and large compound eyes and tending to jump when disturbed.
2. A silverfish.

bristletail

(ˈbrɪsəlˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) any primitive wingless insect of the orders Thysanura and Diplura, such as the silverfish and firebrat, having a flattened body and long tail appendages

bris•tle•tail

(ˈbrɪs əlˌteɪl)

n.
any of various wingless insects of the order Thysanura, having long bristlelike caudal appendages, comprising the firebrats and silverfish.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bristletail - small wingless insect with a long bristlelike tailbristletail - small wingless insect with a long bristlelike tail
thysanuran insect, thysanuron - primitive wingless insects: bristletail
firebrat, Thermobia domestica - lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces