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, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building. [1913 Webster]

3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character. [1913 Webster]

{Prominent' moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the family {Notodontid[ae]}; a notodontian; -- so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees. [1913 Webster]


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  • prominent moth — ▪ insect       any of a group of moths (order Lepidoptera) that are characterized by projecting wing tufts in the adult and dorsal humps in the larva. The nocturnal moths have stout, hairy bodies and somewhat narrow forewings. Most species are… …   Universalium

  • 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 — adjective 1》 important or famous. 2》 projecting; protuberant. 3》 particularly noticeable. noun (also prominent moth) a drab coloured moth with tufts on the forewings which stick up while it is at rest. [Family Notodontidae: many species.]… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • unicorn prominent — 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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