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carpet moth

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noun
a clothes moth, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which infest carpets and other woolen articles.
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Also called tapestry moth.

Origin of carpet moth

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for carpet moth

carpet moth

noun
any of several geometrid moths with black- (or brown-)and-white mottled wings

Word Origin for carpet moth

C19: so named from the patterns on their wings
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