wax moth

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noun


Nearby words

  1. wax flower,
  2. wax gourd,
  3. wax insect,
  4. wax jack,
  5. wax light,
  6. wax museum,
  7. wax myrtle,
  8. wax palm,
  9. wax paper,
  10. wax plant

Origin of wax moth

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for wax moth

wax moth

noun

a brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the combs of beehivesAlso called: honeycomb moth, bee moth
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