hummingbird hawk-moth

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hummingbird hawk-moth was in 1796

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“Hummingbird hawk-moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hummingbird%20hawk-moth. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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