ailanthus silkworm

noun

Definition of ailanthus silkworm

  1. :  a large green silkworm (Cynthia samia) native to China that feeds especially on the tree of heaven The ailanthus silkworm was introduced into the United States in the late 1800s in an unsuccessful attempt at commercial silk production. — compare cynthia moth

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1860

First Known Use of ailanthus silkworm

1860


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