Eggar Eg"gar, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.) Any bombycid moth of the genera {Eriogaster} and {Lasiocampa}; as, the oak eggar ({L. roboris}) of Europe. [1913 Webster]

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  • eggar — egg·ar …   English syllables

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