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giant silkworm moth

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  • giant silkworm moth — noun any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae • Syn: ↑silkworm moth • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Hyponyms: ↑cynthia moth, ↑Samia cynthia, ↑Samia walkeri …   Useful english dictionary

  • giant silkworm moth — any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae. * * * …   Universalium

  • silkworm moth — noun 1. moderate sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk • Syn: ↑bombycid, ↑bombycid moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑domestic silkworm moth, ↑domesticated silkworm moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • silkworm moth — any of several moths of the families Bombycidae and Saturniidae, the larvae of which are silkworms. [1805 15] * * * Any moth in the genus Bombyx (family Bombycidae). The Chinese silkworm (B. mori) has been used in commercial silk production for… …   Universalium

  • giant silkworm — noun larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon • Syn: ↑silkworm, ↑wild wilkworm • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Hyponyms: ↑ailanthus silkworm, ↑Samia cynthia …   Useful english dictionary

  • moth — /mawth, moth/, n., pl. moths /mawdhz, modhz, mawths, moths/. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits. 2. See… …   Universalium

  • giant — giantlike, adj. /juy euhnt/, n. 1. (in folklore) a being with human form but superhuman size, strength, etc. 2. a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance, etc.; major figure; legend: a giant in her field; an intellectual giant …   Universalium

  • saturniid moth — or giant silkworm moth Any of some 800 moth species of the principally tropical family Saturniidae. Adults have a stout, hairy body and broad wings, often vividly coloured and patterned. Most species have a central eyespot on each wing. Among the …   Universalium

  • cynthia moth — noun large Asiatic moth introduced into the United States; larvae feed on the ailanthus • Syn: ↑Samia cynthia, ↑Samia walkeri • Hypernyms: ↑giant silkworm moth, ↑silkworm moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Samia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • atlas moth — noun giant saturniid moth widespread in Asia; sometimes cultured for silk • Syn: ↑Atticus atlas • Hypernyms: ↑giant silkworm moth, ↑silkworm moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Atticus, ↑genus Atticus …   Useful english dictionary

  • saturniid moth — noun large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons • Syn: ↑saturniid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑emperor, ↑emperor moth, ↑Saturnia pavonia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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