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gypsy moth

noun

Simple Definition of gypsy moth

  • : a type of moth whose caterpillar does great damage to trees by eating the leaves

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gypsy moth

  1. :  an Old World tussock moth (Lymantria dispar) that was introduced about 1869 into the United States and has a grayish-brown mottled hairy caterpillar which is a destructive defoliator of many trees

1819

First Known Use of gypsy moth

1819


GYPSY MOTH Defined for Kids

gypsy moth

noun

Definition of gypsy moth for Students

  1. :  a moth whose caterpillar does great damage to trees by eating the leaves




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