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bombycid

[ bom-buh-sid ]
/ ˈbɒm bə sɪd /
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noun
a moth of the family Bombycidae, comprising a single species, Bombyx mori, the Chinese silkworm moth.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the family Bombycidae.
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Origin of bombycid

<New Latin Bombycidae, equivalent to Latin bombȳc- (stem of bombȳx silkworm <Greek bómbȳx) + -idae-id2

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British Dictionary definitions for bombycid

bombycid
/ (ˈbɒmbɪsɪd) /

noun
any moth, including the silkworm moth, of the family Bombycidae, most of which occur in Africa and SE Asia
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bombycidae

Word Origin for bombycid

C19: from Latin bombyx silkworm
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