eggar

noun
egg·​ar
variants: or less commonly egger \ ˈegə(r) , ˈāg-​ \
plural -s

Definition of eggar

: 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

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History and Etymology for eggar

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 23 Jun. 2021.

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