Pachypasa

noun

Pa·​chyp·​a·​sa
pəˈkipəsə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 12 Apr. 2024.

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