gypsy moth

noun

Definition of gypsy moth

  1. :  an Old World tussock moth (Lymantria dispar) that was introduced about 1869 into the U.S. and has a grayish-brown mottled hairy caterpillar which is a destructive defoliator of many trees

1819

First Known Use of gypsy moth

1819


GYPSY MOTH Defined for English Language Learners

gypsy moth

noun

Definition of gypsy moth for English Language Learners

  • : a type of moth whose caterpillar does great damage to trees by eating the leaves


GYPSY MOTH Defined for Kids

gypsy moth

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Definition of gypsy moth for Students

  1. :  a moth whose caterpillar does great damage to trees by eating the leaves


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