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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