pernyi moth

noun (1)
per·​nyi moth | \ ˈpərnēˌī-, ˈpernēˌē-\

Definition of pernyi moth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Chinese silkproducing moth (Antheraea pernyi)

pernyi silkworm

noun (2)

Definition of pernyi silkworm (Entry 2 of 2)

: a caterpillar that is the larva of the pernyi moth, feeds on oak leaves, and produces pongee silk — see also tussah sense 1

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History and Etymology for pernyi moth

Noun (1)

New Latin pernyi (specific epithet of Antheraea pernyi), after Paul H. Perny †1907 French missionary and Chinese scholar

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