China mark

\ ˈchīnə- \

Definition of China mark

: any of various moths (subfamily Pyraustinae of the family Pyralidae or Crambidae) whose larvae live in floating cases and feed on water plants

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“China mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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