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saturniid

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noun sa·tur·ni·id \-nē-əd\

Definition of saturniid

  1. :  any of a family (Saturniidae) of usually large stout strong-winged moths (as a luna moth or a cecropia moth) with hairy bodies

saturniid adjective


Origin 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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