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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History and Etymology for Antheraea

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

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“Antheraea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antheraea. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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