saturniid

[suh-tur-nee-id]
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Saturniidae.

Origin of saturniid

First recorded in 1890–95, saturniid is from the New Latin word Saturniidae name of the family. See Saturnian, -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for saturniid

saturniid

noun
  1. any moth of the mainly tropical family Saturniidae, typically having large brightly coloured wings: includes the emperor, cecropia, and luna moths
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Saturniidae
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