sphinx moth


Origin of sphinx moth

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby sphinx moth

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How to use sphinx moth in a sentence

  • Here is one which presents a pair of tiny clubs to the sphinx-moth at its threshold, gluing them to its bulging eyes.

    My Studio Neighbors | William Hamilton Gibson
  • The sphinx moth has a musky odor which is confined to the male and is doubtless sexual.

  • This beautiful creature has very long and pointed wings, almost resembling a sphinx moth in shape.

    The Malay Archipelago | Alfred Russell Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for sphinx moth

sphinx moth

  1. US and Canadian another name for the hawk moth

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