Burnet moth
Burnet Bur"net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially, {Poterium Sanguisorba}, the common, or garden, burnet. [1913 Webster]

{Burnet moth} (Zo["o]l.), in England, a handsome moth ({Zyg[ae]na filipendula}), with crimson spots on the wings.

{Burnet saxifrage}. (Bot.) See {Saxifrage}.

{Canadian burnet}, a marsh plant ({Poterium Canadensis}).

{Great burnet}, {Wild burnet}, {Poterium oficinalis} (or {Sanguisorba oficinalis}). [1913 Webster]


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  • burnet moth — noun : any of numerous moths of the family Zygaenidae; especially : a diurnal European moth (Zygaena filipendula) with crimson spots on the wings * * * burnet moth noun A moth of the family Zygaenidae, esp of the genus Zygaena, with red spotted… …   Useful english dictionary

  • burnet moth — /ˈbɜnət mɒθ/ (say bernuht moth) noun 1. any moth of the genus Zygaena, with bright red hind wings, and spots of the same colour in the dark green forewing. 2. any of several other moths having a dark green colouring, as Anthrocera filipendula …   Australian English dictionary

  • Burnet — Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnet saxifrage — Burnet Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth — For other uses, see Moth (disambiguation) and Moths (disambiguation). Moths Emperor Gum Moth, Opodiphthera eucalypti Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • burnet — noun 1. /bɜˈnɛt/ (say ber net) a plant of the genus Sanguisorba, especially S. minor, an erect herb whose leaves are used for salad. 2. /bɜˈnɛt/ (say ber net) one of several similar or related plants. 3. /ˈbɜnət/ (say bernuht) → burnet moth.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Burnet Companion Moth — Taxobox name = Burnet Companion Moth image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Noctuidae genus = Euclidea species = E. glyphica binomial = Euclidea glyphica binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • burnet — [ bə:nɪt] noun 1》 a plant of the rose family, with globular pinkish flower heads and leaves composed of many small leaflets. [Genus Sanguisorba: several species.] 2》 a day flying moth, typically having greenish black wings with crimson markings.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Canadian burnet — Burnet Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great burnet — Burnet Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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