death's-head hawk moth

noun

Definition of death's-head hawk moth 

: a large dark hawk moth (Acherontia atropos) especially of Mediterranean regions with markings resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax

called also death's-head moth

First Known Use of death's-head hawk moth

1879, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about death's-head hawk moth

Share death's-head hawk moth

Statistics for death's-head hawk moth

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for death's-head hawk moth

The first known use of death's-head hawk moth was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Comments on death's-head hawk moth

What made you want to look up death's-head hawk moth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!