: 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

Word History


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

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“Antheraea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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