cinnabar moth
noun Date: circa 1893 a European moth (Tyria jacobaeae) that has been introduced into the western United States in attempts to control the tansy ragwort on which its larvae feed — called also cinnabar

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  • cinnabar — [ sɪnəbα:] noun 1》 a bright red mineral consisting of mercury sulphide. 2》 (also cinnabar moth) a day flying moth with black and red wings. [Tyria jacobaeae.] Origin ME: from L. cinnabaris, from Gk kinnabari, of oriental origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • cinnabar — /ˈsɪnəba/ (say sinuhbah) noun 1. a mineral, mercuric sulphide, HgS, often vermilion coloured, the principal ore of mercury. 2. red mercuric sulphide, used as a pigment. 3. bright red; vermilion. 4. a large red European moth, Callimorpha jacobaeae …   Australian English dictionary

  • cinnabar — n. 1 a bright red mineral form of mercuric sulphide from which mercury is obtained. 2 vermilion. 3 a moth (Callimorpha jacobaeae) with reddish marked wings. Etymology: ME f. L cinnabaris f. Gk kinnabari, of oriental orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • arctiid moth — noun stout bodied broad winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars • Syn: ↑arctiid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑tiger moth, ↑cinnabar, ↑cinnabar moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • arctiid — noun stout bodied broad winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars • Syn: ↑arctiid moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑tiger moth, ↑cinnabar, ↑cinnabar moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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