moth miller
Miller Mill"er (m[i^]l"[~e]r), n. 1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill. [1913 Webster]

2. A milling machine. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also {moth miller}. (b) The eagle ray. (c) The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Miller's thumb}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus {Uranidea} (formerly {Cottus}), as the European species ({Uranidea gobio}), and the American ({Uranidea gracilis}); -- called also {bullhead}. (b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Moth miller — Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moth miller — noun any of various moths that have powdery wings • Syn: ↑miller • Hypernyms: ↑moth * * * noun : miller 2a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moth — Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth blight — Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth gnat — Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth hunter — Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth mullein — Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Miller — Mill er (m[i^]l [ e]r), n. 1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill. [1913 Webster] 2. A milling machine. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; so called because the wings appear as if covered with white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Miller's thumb — Miller Mill er (m[i^]l [ e]r), n. 1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill. [1913 Webster] 2. A milling machine. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; so called because the wings appear as if covered with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moth — /mawth, moth/, n., pl. moths /mawdhz, modhz, mawths, moths/. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits. 2. See… …   Universalium

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