noun, plural moths [mawth z, moth z, mawths, moths] /mɔðz, mɒðz, mɔθs, mɒθs/.
- motais operation,
- mote spoon,
- moth bean,
- moth mullein,
- moth orchid,
Origin of moth
Examples from the Web for moth
The moth flies in June and July, and is common in all parts.Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux
But this moth was unharmed—and a million cells had drunk so much energy that the ship reeled with its power.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Fear not worms of clay; the moth shall eat them as a garment.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
We have already seen that he examined the moth, to find if it were healthy, and rejected its eggs if it were diseased.The Fertility of the Unfit|William Allan Chapple
The moth, which inhabits woods and well-timbered parks, is out in June and July.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series|Richard South
Word Origin for moth
Old English moððe (Northumbrian mohðe), common Germanic (cf. Old Norse motti, Middle Dutch motte, Dutch mot, German Motte "moth"), perhaps related to Old English maða "maggot," or from the root of midge (q.v.). Until 16c. used mostly of the larva and usually in reference to devouring clothes (cf. Matt. vi:20).