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Mother Shipton

noun
  1. a day-flying noctuid moth, Callistege mi, mottled brown in colour and named from a fancied resemblance between its darker marking and a haggish profile
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Word Origin

named after Mother Shipton, a legendary prophetess in 15th-century Yorkshire
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