a moth of the family Bombycidae, comprising a single species, Bombyx mori, the Chinese silkworm moth.
belonging or pertaining to the family Bombycidae.
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How to use bombycid in a sentence
The males of the wild bombycid "fly swiftly in the day-time and evening, but the females are usually very sluggish and inactive."The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. | Charles Darwin
The family bombycid comprises many species which we must not omit to mention.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
A remarkable family (bombycid) is that of the hawk moths, which much resemble in shape and action humming birds.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life | Ernest Ingersoll
They belong to that family of bombycid, which envelop their eggs in hair plucked from their own body.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4) | William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for bombycid
any moth, including the silkworm moth, of the family Bombycidae, most of which occur in Africa and SE Asia
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bombycidae
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