Actias luna
Luna Lu"na, n. [L.; akin to lucere to shine. See {Light}, n., and cf. {Lune}.] 1. The moon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Alchemy) Silver. [1913 Webster]

{Luna cornea} (Old Chem.), horn silver, or fused silver chloride, a tough, brown, translucent mass; -- so called from its resemblance to horn.

{Luna moth} (Zo["o]l.), a very large and beautiful American moth ({Actias luna}). Its wings are delicate light green, with a stripe of purple along the front edge of the anterior wings, the other margins being edged with pale yellow. Each wing has a lunate spot surrounded by rings of light yellow, blue, and black. The caterpillar commonly feeds on the hickory, sassafras, and maple. [1913 Webster]


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  • Actias luna — noun large pale green American moth with long tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent shaped mark on each forewing • Syn: ↑luna moth • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Actias, ↑genus Actias …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Luna — Lu na, n. [L.; akin to lucere to shine. See {Light}, n., and cf. {Lune}.] 1. The moon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Alchemy) Silver. [1913 Webster] {Luna cornea} (Old Chem.), horn silver, or fused silver chloride, a tough, brown, translucent mass; so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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