hummingbird hawk-moth

variants: or hummingbird hawkmoth

Definition of hummingbird hawk-moth

: a brown and orange hawk moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) of Eurasia and northern Africa that is typically active during the day — compare hummingbird moth

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First Known Use of hummingbird hawk-moth

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Hummingbird hawk-moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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