silkworm moth


silkworm moth
noun
1. moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
Syn: ↑bombycid, ↑bombycid moth
Hypernyms: ↑moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Bombycidae, ↑family Bombycidae
2. any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae
Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth

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  • silkworm moth — any of several moths of the families Bombycidae and Saturniidae, the larvae of which are silkworms. [1805 15] * * * Any moth in the genus Bombyx (family Bombycidae). The Chinese silkworm (B. mori) has been used in commercial silk production for… …   Universalium

  • silkworm moth — Bombyx mori …   Medical dictionary

  • giant silkworm moth — noun any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae • Syn: ↑silkworm moth • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Hyponyms: ↑cynthia moth, ↑Samia cynthia, ↑Samia walkeri …   Useful english dictionary

  • domestic silkworm moth — noun stocky creamy white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce • Syn: ↑domesticated silkworm moth, ↑Bombyx mori • Hypernyms: ↑bombycid, ↑bombycid moth, ↑silkworm moth • M …   Useful english dictionary

  • domesticated silkworm moth — noun stocky creamy white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce • Syn: ↑domestic silkworm moth, ↑Bombyx mori • Hypernyms: ↑bombycid, ↑bombycid moth, ↑silkworm moth • Member Ho …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tropical American Silkworm Moth — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • giant silkworm moth — any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae. * * * …   Universalium

  • moth — /mawth, moth/, n., pl. moths /mawdhz, modhz, mawths, moths/. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits. 2. See… …   Universalium

  • silkworm — /silk werrm /, n. 1. the larva of the Chinese silkworm moth, Bombyx mori, which spins a cocoon of commercially valuable silk. 2. the larva of any of several moths of the family Saturniidae, which spins a silken cocoon. [bef. 1000; ME sylkewyrme,… …   Universalium

  • Silkworm — Silk worm , n. [AS. seolcwyrm.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa. [1913 Webster] Note: The common species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English