What does the word entomology mean?

Usage examples for entomology

  1. These finished- and the sheets of manuscript were printed, eighteen months later, almost without change- he caught a sudden fever of entomology: hunted daily for specimens, but preserved, eventually, only six of his captures: a moth, silver and green; a butterfly of steely, iridescent blue; a solemn, black- coated cricket; a bee bound round with the five golden rings of Italy; a tiny, rainbow- hued humming- bird, found dead in a fast- shut moon- flower; and, finally, a slender, bright- winged dragon- fly. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  2. It is the best field for the study of entomology that is known. – Arizona Sketches by Joseph A. Munk
  3. Chucking entomology at me too! – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford