grass moth

noun

: any of various moths (especially family Crambidae or subfamily Crambinae of the family Pyralidae) that typically rest on grass stems with their wings tightly folded see grass webworm

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grass moth was in 1837

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“Grass moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grass%20moth. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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