clothes moth


noun

any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc., especially Tinea pellionella (casemaking clothes moth).

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Origin of clothes moth

First recorded in 1745–55
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British Dictionary definitions for clothes moth

clothes moth

noun

any of various tineid moths, esp Tineola bisselliella, the larvae of which feed on wool or fur
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