Bombycid
Bombycid Bom*by"cid, a. (Zo["o]l.) Like or pertaining to the genus {Bombyx}, or the family {Bombycid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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  • bombycid — [bäm′bə sid΄] n. [< ModL < L bombyx (see BOMBAST) + ID] any of a family (Bombycidae) of moths found chiefly in tropical regions, as the silkworm moth bombycoid [bäm′bəkoid΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • bombycid — noun moderate sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk • Syn: ↑bombycid moth, ↑silkworm moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑domestic silkworm moth, ↑domesticated silkworm moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bombycid — /bom beuh sid/, n. 1. a moth of the family Bombycidae, comprising a single species, Bombyx mori, the Chinese silkworm moth. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Bombycidae. [ < NL Bombycidae, equiv. to L bombyc (s. of bombyx silkworm <… …   Universalium

  • bombycid — bom·by·cid …   English syllables

  • bombycid — /ˈbɒmbəsɪd/ (say bombuhsid) noun any of the Bombycidae, the family of moths that includes the silkworm moths. {Latin bombyx silkworm (from Greek) + id2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bombycid moth — noun moderate sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk • Syn: ↑bombycid, ↑silkworm moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑domestic silkworm moth, ↑domesticated silkworm moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bombycidae — noun Chinese silkworm moth • Syn: ↑family Bombycidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepidoptera, ↑order Lepidoptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bombyx mori — noun stocky creamy white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce • Syn: ↑domestic silkworm moth, ↑domesticated silkworm moth • Hypernyms: ↑bombycid, ↑bombycid moth, ↑silkworm moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • domestic silkworm moth — noun stocky creamy white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce • Syn: ↑domesticated silkworm moth, ↑Bombyx mori • Hypernyms: ↑bombycid, ↑bombycid moth, ↑silkworm moth • M …   Useful english dictionary

  • domesticated silkworm moth — noun stocky creamy white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce • Syn: ↑domestic silkworm moth, ↑Bombyx mori • Hypernyms: ↑bombycid, ↑bombycid moth, ↑silkworm moth • Member Ho …   Useful english dictionary

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