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saturniid

[suh-tur-nee-id]
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noun
  1. any of several large, brightly colored moths of the family Saturniidae, comprising the giant silkworm moths.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Saturniidae.

Origin of saturniid

First recorded in 1890–95, saturniid is from the New Latin word Saturniidae name of the family. See Saturnian, -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for saturniid

saturniid

noun
  1. any moth of the mainly tropical family Saturniidae, typically having large brightly coloured wings: includes the emperor, cecropia, and luna moths
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Saturniidae
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