eggar

noun

egg·​ar
variants or less commonly egger
ˈegə(r),
ˈāg-
plural -s
: any of various moths of the family Lasiocampidae (as many members of the genera Eriogaster and Lasiocampa) that have nonfunctional mouthparts as adults and plumose antennae in the males and produce larvae that feed on the foliage of trees

Word History

Etymology

eggar alteration of egger; egger from egg entry 2 + -er; from the shape of the cocoon

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“Eggar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eggar. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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