gipsy moth

noun

a European moth, Lymantria dispar, introduced into North America, where it is a serious pest of shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae)See also tussock moth

Nearby words

  1. gipon,
  2. gippsland,
  3. gippy,
  4. gipsies,
  5. gipsy,
  6. gipsywort,
  7. giraffe,
  8. giraldus cambrensis,
  9. girandole,
  10. girard

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  • The gipsy-moth (Hypogymna dispar), rare in most parts of Britain, is one of these.

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