Emperor moth
Emperor Em"per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia. [1913 Webster]

{Emperor goose} (Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome goose ({Philacte canagica}), found in Alaska.

{Emperor moth} (Zo["o]l.), one of several large and beautiful bombycid moths, with transparent spots on the wings; as the American Cecropia moth ({Platysamia cecropia}), and the European species ({Saturnia pavonia}).

{Emperor paper}. See under {Paper}.

{Purple emperor} (Zo["o]l.), a large, strong British butterfly ({Apatura iris}). [1913 Webster]


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  • emperor moth — noun large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings • Syn: ↑emperor, ↑Saturnia pavonia • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Saturnia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • emperor moth — noun a large moth of the silk moth family, with eyespots on all four wings. [Saturnia pavonia and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • emperor moth — /ˈɛmpərə mɒθ/ (say empuhruh moth) noun any of various large moths of the family Saturniidae having stout bodies, long antennae and prominent eyespots on the wings …   Australian English dictionary

  • emperor moth — any of several large saturniid moths, esp. Saturnia pavonia of temperate forests in Europe and Asia, characterized by heavily scaled wings with large, transparent eyespots. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Emperor — Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of dignity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emperor goose — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emperor paper — Emperor Em per*or, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See {Parade}, and cf. {Imperative}, {Empress}.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emperor — n. 1 the sovereign of an empire. 2 a sovereign of higher rank than a king. Phrases and idioms: emperor moth a large moth, Saturnia pavonia, of the silk moth family, with eye spots on all four wings. emperor penguin the largest known penguin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Emperor (disambiguation) — An emperor (from the Latin imperator ) is a type of monarch.Emperor may also refer to:Animals* Emperor angelfish * Emperor bream * Emperor Penguin * Emperor mothMedia and entertainment* Emperor Entertainment Group * A book series by Conn Iggulden …   Wikipedia

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

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