Veneer moth
Veneer Ve*neer", n. [Cf. G. furnier or fournier. See {Veneer}, v. t.] A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show; gloss; false pretense. [1913 Webster]

{Veneer moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus {Chilo}; -- so called because the mottled colors resemble those of veneering. [1913 Webster]


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