Tapestry moth
Tapestry Tap"es*try, n.; pl. {Tapestries}. [F. tapissere, fr. tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Tapis}, {Tippet}.] A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery. [1913 Webster]

{Tapestry carpet}, a kind of carpet, somewhat resembling Brussels, in which the warp is printed before weaving, so as to produce the figure in the cloth.

{Tapestry moth}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Carpet moth}, under {Carpet}. [1913 Webster]


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  • tapestry moth — noun larvae feed on carpets and other woolens • Syn: ↑carpet moth, ↑Trichophaga tapetzella • Hypernyms: ↑tineid, ↑tineid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichophaga, ↑genus Tric …   Useful english dictionary

  • tapestry moth. — See carpet moth. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • tapestry moth. — See carpet moth. [1805 15] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tapestry — Tap es*try, n.; pl. {Tapestries}. [F. tapissere, fr. tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Tapis}, {Tippet}.] A fabric, usually of worsted …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tapestry carpet — Tapestry Tap es*try, n.; pl. {Tapestries}. [F. tapissere, fr. tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Tapis}, {Tippet}.] A fabric, usually of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tineid moth — noun small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur • Syn: ↑tineid • Hypernyms: ↑tineoid, ↑tineoid moth • Hyponyms: ↑clothes moth, ↑carpet moth, ↑tapestry moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpet moth — a clothes moth, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which infest carpets and other woolen articles. Also called tapestry moth. [1855 60] * * * ▪ insect group       any of several small, delicate moths in the order Lepidoptera that settle with… …   Universalium

  • carpet moth — noun larvae feed on carpets and other woolens • Syn: ↑tapestry moth, ↑Trichophaga tapetzella • Hypernyms: ↑tineid, ↑tineid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichophaga, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clothing Moth — Carpet moth redirects here. This term is also used for several geometer moths of the subfamily Larentiinae called carpets . Taxobox name = Clothing Moth image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera… …   Wikipedia

  • tineid moth — ▪ insect       any of a group of moths (order Lepidoptera) that includes several economically important clothes moth species. Tineid moths generally have slender, elongated, fringed wings with a wingspan of 12 to 25 mm (1/2 to 1 inch) and dull,… …   Universalium

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