cecropia moth

noun
ce·​cro·​pia moth | \ si-ˈkrō-pē-ə- How to pronounce cecropia moth (audio) \

Definition of cecropia moth

: a large North American saturniid moth (Hyalophora cecropia) that is brown with red, white, and black markings

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First Known Use of cecropia moth

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cecropia moth

New Latin cecropia, from Latin, feminine of Cecropius Athenian, from Greek Kekropios, from Kekrops Cecrops, legendary king of Athens

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The first known use of cecropia moth was in 1885

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“Cecropia moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cecropia%20moth. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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cecropia moth

noun
ce·​cro·​pia moth | \ si-ˈkrō-pē-ə- How to pronounce cecropia moth (audio) \

Kids Definition of cecropia moth

: a colorful moth that is the largest moth of North America

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