plural noun Bom·byc·i·dae \bämˈbisəˌdē\

Definition of Bombycidae

  1. :  a family of chiefly Asian moderate-sized moths having larvae that feed on leaves and spin cocoons of commercially usable silk and including the domesticated silkworms (genus Bombyx) and a few related forms but formerly including many other moths

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Origin and Etymology of bombycidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Bombyc-, Bombyx, bombyx + -idae -idae

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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