Meaning of MOTH in English


n. 1 any usu. nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera excluding butterflies, having a stout body and without clubbed antennae. 2 any small lepidopterous insect of the family Tineidae breeding in cloth etc., on which its larva feeds. moth-eaten 1 damaged or destroyed by moths. 2 antiquated, time-worn.

[ OE moththe ]

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