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cecropia moth

noun ce·cro·pia moth \si-ˈkrō-pē-ə-\

Definition of CECROPIA MOTH

:  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
CECROPIA MOTH Defined for Kids

cecropia moth

noun ce·cro·pia moth \si-ˈkrō-pē-ə-\

Definition of CECROPIA MOTH for Kids

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

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