Meaning of MOTH in English


[moth] n, pl moths [ME mothe, fr. OE moththe; akin to MHG motte moth] (bef. 12c) 1: clothes moth

2: any of various usu. nocturnal lepidopteran insects with antennae that are often feathery, with a stouter body, duller coloring, and proportionately smaller wings than the butterflies, and with larvae that are plant-eating caterpillars -- adj -- mothy adj

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