Processionary
Processionary Pro*ces"sion*a*ry, a. [Cf. LL. processionarius, F. processionnaire.] Pertaining to a procession; consisting in processions; as, processionary service. [1913 Webster]

{Processionary moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus {Cnethocampa}, especially {Cnethocampa processionea} of Europe, whose larv[ae] make large webs on oak trees, and go out to feed in regular order. They are covered with stinging hairs. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cnethocampa processionea — Processionary Pro*ces sion*a*ry, a. [Cf. LL. processionarius, F. processionnaire.] Pertaining to a procession; consisting in processions; as, processionary service. [1913 Webster] {Processionary moth} (Zo[ o]l.), any moth of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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