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egger

[eg-er]
noun
  1. tent caterpillar.
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Origin of egger

1695–1705; egg1 + -er1; the cocoon is egg-shaped
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Historical Examples of egger

  • Mr. Egger showed his superiority by a total lack of curiosity about any other world.

    On Horseback

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Mr. Egger was far from being inhospitable, but was in no hurry, and never had been in a hurry.

    On Horseback

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Eggar, or Egger, a name given to moths of the family Lasiocampid.

  • But nothing of this sort occurs to the egger, who gathers and gathers until he has swept the rock bare.

  • The country is full of springs and streams, and between Abingdon and Egger's is only one (small) bridge.

    On Horseback

    Charles Dudley Warner


British Dictionary definitions for egger

egger

eggar

noun
  1. any of various widely distributed moths of the family Lasiocampidae, such as Lasiocampa quercus (oak egger) of Europe, having brown bodies and wings
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Word Origin for egger

C18: from egg 1, from the egg-shaped cocoon
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