noun Thau·me·to·poea \ˌthȯmətōˈpēə\

Definition of Thaumetopoea

  1. :  a genus of chiefly palaearctic notodontid moths comprising the processionary moths

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Origin and Etymology of thaumetopoea

New Latin, probably irregular from thaumat-, thauma miracle + -o- + -poiia (from poiein to make) — more at poet

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capable of being understood in two ways

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