puss moth

noun

a large pale prominent moth, Cerura vinula, whose larvae feed on willow and poplar, and are bright green with a masklike red head and claspers modified as "tails" that are protruded and raised in a state of alarm: family Notodontidae

Nearby words

  1. pusillanimity,
  2. pusillanimous,
  3. puskas,
  4. puss,
  5. puss in the corner,
  6. pussy,
  7. pussy willow,
  8. pussy-cat,
  9. pussy-toes,
  10. pussy-whip

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