thorn moth

noun

any of various woodland geometrid moths, typified by the large thorn (Ennomos autumnaria), having wings set somewhat at an angle and held up when at restOften shortened to: thorn

Nearby words

  1. thorium dioxide,
  2. thorium series,
  3. thorn,
  4. thorn apple,
  5. thorn in one's flesh,
  6. thornback,
  7. thornbill,
  8. thornbush,
  9. thorndike,
  10. thorndike, dame sybil

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