a moth, Porthetria dispar, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of shade and other trees.
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Origin of gypsy moth
First recorded in 1810–20
Words nearby gypsy moth
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Example sentences from the Web for gypsy moth
Into the orchard, for instance, had come the San José scale; into the wood-lot had crawled the gypsy-moth—human blunders!The Face of the Fields|Dallas Lore Sharp
There is, for example, a tendency on the part of the gypsy-moth caterpillar to destroy utterly the forests of the United States.By the Christmas Fire|Samuel McChord Crothers
British Dictionary definitions for gypsy moth
a variant spelling of gipsy moth
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