Antler moth
Antler Ant"ler, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller, endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL. antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.] (Zo["o]l.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as of a stag. [1913 Webster]

Huge stags with sixteen antlers. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Note: The branch next to the head is called the brow antler, and the branch next above, the bez antler, or bay antler. The main stem is the beam, and the branches are often called tynes. Antlers are deciduous bony (not horny) growths, and are covered with a periosteum while growing. See {Velvet}. [1913 Webster]

{Antler moth} (Zo["o]l.), a destructive European moth ({Cerapteryx graminis}), which devastates grass lands. [1913 Webster]


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  • antler moth — noun European moth with white antler like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands • Syn: ↑Cerapteryx graminis • Hypernyms: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid, ↑owlet moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Cerapteryx, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Antler — Ant ler, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller, endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL. antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owlet moth — noun usually dull colored medium sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests • Syn: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑underwing, ↑antler moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • noctuid moth — noun usually dull colored medium sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests • Syn: ↑noctuid, ↑owlet moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑underwing, ↑antler moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cerapteryx graminis — Antler Ant ler, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller, endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL. antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerapteryx graminis — noun European moth with white antler like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands • Syn: ↑antler moth • Hypernyms: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid, ↑owlet moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Cerapteryx, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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