imperial moth

imperial moth
impe′rial moth′
ent a yellow moth, Eacles imperialis, with purple bands
Etymology: 1900–05

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • imperial moth — ☆ imperial moth n. a large American moth (Eacles imperialis) having yellow wings with purple markings …   English World dictionary

  • imperial moth — noun large American moth having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings; larvae feed on e.g. maple and pine trees • Syn: ↑Eacles imperialis • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Eacles, ↑genus Eacles …   Useful english dictionary

  • imperial moth — Eacles Eacles n. a genus of moths including the {imperial moth} ({Eacles imperialis}). Syn: genus {Eacles}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imperial moth — noun Date: circa 1904 a large North American saturniid moth (Eacles imperialis) having yellow wings marked with reddish brown spots and patches …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imperial moth — a yellow moth, Eacles imperialis, having a diagonal band of pinkish brown or purple: the hairy larvae feed on the leaves of hickory, oak, etc. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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  • 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

  • walnut moth — noun : any of several moths whose larvae eat the foliage of the walnut: as a. : regal moth b. : imperial moth c. : luna moth d …   Useful english dictionary

  • regal moth — a large moth, Citheronia regalis, having yellow spots on gray to olive forewings and on orange red hind wings. [1850 55] * * * ▪ insect also called  Royal Moth,         any of a group of moths in the family Saturniidae (order Lepidoptera) that… …   Universalium

  • List of aircraft of Imperial Airways — Imperial Airways was the British flag carrier airline from 1924 to 1939. It operated many types of aircraft, which are as follows:* Armstrong Whitworth Argosy (1926) * Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta (1931) * Armstrong Whitworth Ensign (1938) * Avro …   Wikipedia

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