Pachypasa

noun
Pa·​chyp·​a·​sa | \ pəˈkipəsə \

Definition of Pachypasa

: a genus of lasiocampid moths including a Syrian silkworm (P. otus) reared by the Greeks and Romans for its silk until the introduction of the Chinese silkworm in a.d. 550

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History and Etymology for Pachypasa

New Latin, probably from pachy- + Greek pas all; akin to Sanskrit śaśvat every, śvayati he swells

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“Pachypasa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pachypasa. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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