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cecropia moth

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noun ce·cro·pia moth \si-ˈkrō-pē-ə-\

Definition of cecropia moth

  1. :  a large North American saturniid moth (Hyalophora cecropia) that is brown with red, white, and black markings



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Origin of cecropia moth

New Latin cecropia, from Latin, feminine of Cecropius Athenian, from Greek Kekropios, from Kekrops Cecrops, legendary king of Athens


First Known Use: 1885


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cecropia moth

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noun ce·cro·pia moth \si-ˈkrō-pē-ə-\

Definition of cecropia moth

  1. :  a colorful moth that is the largest moth of North America




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