[ pruh-mee-thee-uh ]
/ prəˈmi θi ə /
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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Also called spicebush silk moth .
Origin of Promethea moth
1900–05, Americanism;<New Latin, feminine of Latin PrometheusPrometheus
Words nearby Promethea moth
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