Pernyi moth
Pernyi moth Per"ny*i moth" (Zo["o]l.) A silk-producing moth ({Attacus Pernyi}) which feeds upon the oak. It has been introduced into Europe and America from China. [1913 Webster]

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  • pernyi moth — noun a Chinese moth that produces a brownish silk • Syn: ↑Antheraea pernyi • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Antheraea, ↑genus Antheraea * * * ˈpərnēˌī , ˈp …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pernyi silkworm — Silkworm Silk worm , n. [AS. seolcwyrm.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa. [1913 Webster] Note: The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Attacus Pernyi — Pernyi moth Per ny*i moth (Zo[ o]l.) A silk producing moth ({Attacus Pernyi}) which feeds upon the oak. It has been introduced into Europe and America from China. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saturniid moth — noun large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons • Syn: ↑saturniid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑emperor, ↑emperor moth, ↑Saturnia pavonia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antheraea pernyi — noun a Chinese moth that produces a brownish silk • Syn: ↑pernyi moth • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Antheraea, ↑genus Antheraea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antheraea pernyi — Mounted female Living specimen …   Wikipedia

  • saturniid moth — or giant silkworm moth Any of some 800 moth species of the principally tropical family Saturniidae. Adults have a stout, hairy body and broad wings, often vividly coloured and patterned. Most species have a central eyespot on each wing. Among the …   Universalium

  • Bombyx mori — Silkworm Silk worm , n. [AS. seolcwyrm.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa. [1913 Webster] Note: The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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