Grease moth
Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind. [1913 Webster]

2. (Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences. [1913 Webster]

{Grease bush}. (Bot.) Same as {Grease wood} (below).

{Grease moth} (Zo["o]l.), a pyralid moth ({Aglossa pinguinalis}) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.

{Grease wood} (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat prickly shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) of the Spinach family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other plants of the same family, as several species of {Atriplex} and {Obione}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Grease — (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grease bush — Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grease wood — Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any… …   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

  • Tabby moth — Tabby Tab by, a. 1. Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat. Pepys. [1913 Webster] 2. Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat. [1913 Webster] {Tabby moth} (Zo[ o]l.), the grease moth. See under {Grease}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tineid moth — ▪ insect       any of a group of moths (order Lepidoptera) that includes several economically important clothes moth species. Tineid moths generally have slender, elongated, fringed wings with a wingspan of 12 to 25 mm (1/2 to 1 inch) and dull,… …   Universalium

  • Aglossa pinguinalis — Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarcobatus vermiculatus — Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tabby — Tab by, a. 1. Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat. Pepys. [1913 Webster] 2. Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat. [1913 Webster] {Tabby moth} (Zo[ o]l.), the grease moth. See under {Grease}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diseases of the honey bee — or abnormal hive conditions include: Contents 1 Pests and parasites 1.1 Varroa mites 1.1.1 Treatment 1.2 Acarine (Tracheal) mit …   Wikipedia

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