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Promethea moth

[pruh-mee-thee-uh]
noun
  1. a silkworm moth, Callosamia promethea, having reddish-brown wings, each with a border of white or yellow, the larvae of which feed on spicebush and other lauraceous plants.
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Origin of Promethea moth

1900–05, Americanism; < New Latin, feminine of Latin Prometheus Prometheus
Also called spicebush silk moth.
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