cecropia moth
noun Etymology: New Latin cecropia, from Latin, feminine of Cecropius Athenian, from Greek Kekropios, from Kekrops Cecrops, legendary king of Athens Date: 1885 a large North American saturniid moth (Hyalophora cecropia) that is brown with red, white, and black markings

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  • cecropia moth — ☆ cecropia moth [si krō′pē ə ] n. [< ModL Cecropia, name of a genus of mulberry trees, after CECROPS] the largest moth (Hyalophora cecropia) of the U.S., having wide brown wings, each with a crescent shaped spot of white edged in red …   English World dictionary

  • cecropia moth — noun North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees • Syn: ↑cecropia, ↑Hyalophora cecropia • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth * * * “ noun also …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cecropia moth — /si kroh pee euh/, (sometimes l.c.) a large North American silkworm moth, Hyalophora cecropia, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of forest and other trees. Also called Cecropia. [1865 70, Amer.; < NL Cecropia name of the genus, L: fem. of… …   Universalium

  • cecropia moth — ce•cro′pi•a moth [[t]sɪˈkroʊ pi ə[/t]] n. ent a large North American silkworm moth, Hyalophora cecropia, the larvae of which feed on tree leaves. Also called ce•cro′pi•a • Etymology: 1865–70, amer.; < NL, L: fem. of Cecropius pertaining to… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cecropia — This article is about the tropical plant. It is also an old name for the Acropolis, Athens. In North America, the moth species Hyalophora cecropia is known as a Cecropia Moth . Taxobox name = Cecropia image width = 240px image caption = Cecropia… …   Wikipedia

  • cecropia — noun North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees • Syn: ↑cecropia moth, ↑Hyalophora cecropia • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • cecropia — [sɪ krəʊpɪə] noun 1》 a fast growing tropical American tree. [Genus Cecropia.] 2》 (also cecropia moth) a very large reddish brown North American silk moth. [Platysamia cecropia.] Origin C19: mod. L., from the name Cecrops, a king of Attica …   English new terms dictionary

  • cecropia — noun A silkworm moth, Hyalophora cecropia, native to North America, having red white and black markings …   Wiktionary

  • Cecropia — n. large variety of moth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hyalophora cecropia — Taxobox name = Cecropia Moth image width = 250px image caption = Hyalophora cecropia , adult female regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Saturniidae subfamilia = Saturniinae genus = Hyalophora… …   Wikipedia

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