Clothes moth
Clothes Clothes (kl[=o][th]z or kl[=o]z; 277), n. pl. [From {Cloth}.] 1. Covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; -- a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or comfort. [1913 Webster]

She . . . speaks well, and has excellent good clothes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. --Mark. v. 28. [1913 Webster]

2. The covering of a bed; bedclothes. [1913 Webster]

She turned each way her frighted head, Then sunk it deep beneath the clothes. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

{Body clothes}. See under {Body}.

{Clothes moth} (Zo["o]l.), a small moth of the genus {Tinea}. The most common species ({Tinea flavifrontella}) is yellowish white. The larv[ae] eat woolen goods, furs, feathers, etc. They live in tubular cases made of the material upon which they feed, fastened together with silk.

Syn: Garments; dress; clothing; apparel; attire; vesture; raiment; garb; costume; habit; habiliments. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • clothes moth — clothes′ moth n. ent any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • clothes moth — n. any of a family (Tineidae) of small moths that lay their eggs in articles of wool, fur, etc. upon which the hatched larvae feed …   English World dictionary

  • clothes moth — noun any of several small yellowish or buff colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens • Hypernyms: ↑tineid, ↑tineid moth • Hyponyms: ↑casemaking clothes moth, ↑Tinea pellionella, ↑webbing clothes moth, ↑webbing moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clothes moth — any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc., esp. Tinea pellionella (casemaking clothes moth). [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • clothes moth — type of moth whose larvae eat wool or fur …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clothes moth — noun a small drab moth whose larvae can be destructive to textile fibres. [Tineola biselliella and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • clothes moth — /ˈkloʊðz mɒθ/ (say klohdhz moth) noun any of certain small moths whose larvae feed on wool, fur, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • clothes moth — noun Date: 1753 any of several small yellowish or buff colored moths (especially Tinea pellionella and Tineola bisselliella of the family Tineidae) whose larvae eat wool, fur, or feathers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clothes moth — noun An insect of the family Tineidae, feeding on textiles …   Wiktionary

  • clothes-moth — …   Useful english dictionary

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