[ broun-teyl ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌteɪl /
a white moth, Nygmia phaerrhoea, having a brown tuft at the end of the abdomen, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of various shade and fruit trees.
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Origin of brown-tail moth
First recorded in 1775–85
Also called brown·tail.
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British Dictionary definitions for brown-tail moth
a small brown-and-white European moth, Euproctis phaeorrhoea, naturalized in the eastern US where it causes damage to shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae)See also tussock moth
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