Antheraea

noun An·the·raea \ ˌan(t)thəˈrēə \

Definition of Antheraea

:a genus of large moths (family Saturniidae) including the American polyphemus moth and several Asian species with larvae that produce silk of high quality — see Tussah

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Origin and Etymology of antheraea

New Latin, probably irregularly from Greek anthēros brightly colored, brilliant, literally, flowery


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