Notodontian
Notodontian No`to*don"tian, n. [Gr. nw^ton the back + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of bombycid moths belonging to {Notodonta}, {Nerice}, and allied genera. The caterpillar of these moths has a hump, or spine, on its back. [1913 Webster]

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  • Prominent — Prom i*nent, a. [L. prominens, entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See {Imminent}, {Eminent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prominent' moth — Prominent Prom i*nent, a. [L. prominens, entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See {Imminent}, {Eminent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing out, or projecting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Unicorn — U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unicorn bird — Unicorn U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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