Definition of saturniid
: any of a family (Saturniidae) of usually large stout strong-winged moths (as a luna moth or a cecropia moth) with hairy bodies
Origin and Etymology of saturniid
New Latin Saturniidae, from Saturnia, genus of moths, from Latin, daughter of the god Saturn
First Known Use: circa 1909
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