imperial moth

noun

Definition of imperial moth

: a large North American saturniid moth (Eacles imperialis) having yellow wings marked with reddish-brown spots and patches

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First Known Use of imperial moth

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Imperial moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imperial%20moth. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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