Platysamia cecropia
Emperor Em"per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia. [1913 Webster]

{Emperor goose} (Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome goose ({Philacte canagica}), found in Alaska.

{Emperor moth} (Zo["o]l.), one of several large and beautiful bombycid moths, with transparent spots on the wings; as the American Cecropia moth ({Platysamia cecropia}), and the European species ({Saturnia pavonia}).

{Emperor paper}. See under {Paper}.

{Purple emperor} (Zo["o]l.), a large, strong British butterfly ({Apatura iris}). [1913 Webster]


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  • cecropia — [sɪ krəʊpɪə] noun 1》 a fast growing tropical American tree. [Genus Cecropia.] 2》 (also cecropia moth) a very large reddish brown North American silk moth. [Platysamia cecropia.] Origin C19: mod. L., from the name Cecrops, a king of Attica …   English new terms dictionary

  • БАБОЧКИ НОЧНЫЕ — группа семейств отряда бабочек, или чешуекрылых (Lepidoptera), второго по числу видов в классе насекомых. Большинство, как следует из названия, ведет сумеречный или ночной образ жизни. Кроме того, ночные бабочки отличаются от дневных и… …   Энциклопедия Кольера

  • Apatura iris — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emperor — Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of dignity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emperor goose — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emperor moth — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emperor paper — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Philacte canagica — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple emperor — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saturnia pavonia — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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