silkworm moth


noun

any of several moths of the families Bombycidae and Saturniidae, the larvae of which are silkworms.

Nearby words

  1. silkie,
  2. silko,
  3. silkscreen,
  4. silkweed,
  5. silkworm,
  6. silky,
  7. silky anteater,
  8. silky cornel,
  9. silky flycatcher,
  10. silky terrier

Origin of silkworm moth

First recorded in 1805–15

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