goat moth

noun

Definition of goat moth 

: any of the large stout-bodied moths of the family Cossidae especially : a European moth (Cossus cossus) whose larva bores in the wood of living trees

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History and Etymology for goat moth

so called from the fact that its larva exhales an odor suggestive of a he-goat

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