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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Origin and Etymology of attacus

Late Latin, from Greek attakos


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