- a moth of the family Bombycidae, comprising a single species, Bombyx mori, the Chinese silkworm moth.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Bombycidae.
Origin of bombycid
Examples from the Web for bombycid
Historical Examples of bombycid
The family Bombycid comprises many species which we must not omit to mention.The Insect World
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
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)
- 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