Rustic moth
Rustic Rus"tic, a. [L. rusticus, fr. rus, ruris, the country: cf. F. rustique. See {Rural}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity. ``Rustic lays.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

She had a rustic, woodland air. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners. ``A rustic muse.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic dress. [1913 Webster]

4. Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Rustic moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth belonging to {Agrotis} and allied genera. Their larv[ae] are called cutworms. See {Cutworm}.

{Rustic work}. (a) (Arch.) Cut stone facing which has the joints worked with grooves or channels, the face of each block projecting beyond the joint, so that the joints are very conspicuous. (b) (Arch. & Woodwork) Summer houses, or furniture for summer houses, etc., made of rough limbs of trees fancifully arranged. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Rural; rude; unpolished; inelegant; untaught; awkward; rough; coarse; plain; unadorned; simple; artless; honest. See {Rural}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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