Meaning of OCELLUS in English


n. (pl. ocelli)

1. each of the simple, as opposed to compound, eyes of insects etc.

2 a spot of colour surrounded by a ring of a different colour on the wing of a butterfly etc.


ocellar adj. ocellate adj. ocellated adj.

Etymology: L, dimin. of oculus eye

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.