attacus

noun
at·​ta·​cus | \ ˈatə̇kəs \

Definition of attacus

1 plural -es : an edible insect mentioned in Leviticus 11:22 (Douay Version) called bald locust in the Authorized and Revised Standard versions
2 Attacus [New Latin, from Late Latin] : a widely distributed genus of large chiefly tropical moths (family Saturniidae) that include the Asian Atlas moth

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History and Etymology for attacus

Late Latin, from Greek attakos

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“Attacus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attacus. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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