a clothes moth, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which infest carpets and other woolen articles.
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What does “blatherskite” mean?
Also called tapestry moth.
Origin of carpet moth
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby carpet moth
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British Dictionary definitions for carpet moth
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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