sphinx moth
noun Date: 1839 hawk moth

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  • Sphinx moth — Sphinx Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphinx (moth) — Sphinx Sphinx ligustri Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • sphinx moth — sphinx′ moth n. ent hawk moth • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • sphinx moth — noun any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed • Syn: ↑hawkmoth, ↑hawk moth, ↑sphingid, ↑hummingbird moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sphinx moth. — See hawk moth. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sphinx moth — /ˈsfɪŋks mɒθ/ (say sfingks moth) noun → hawkmoth …   Australian English dictionary

  • sphinx moth. — See hawk moth. [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fabulous Green Sphinx Moth — Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification K …   Wikipedia

  • Prairie Sphinx Moth — Taxobox name = Prairie Sphinx Moth status = CR | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Sphingidae genus = Euproserpinus species = E. wiesti binomial = Euproserpinus wiesti… …   Wikipedia

  • Sphinx — Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the wingless… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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