saddled prominent

noun

Definition of saddled prominent

: a moth (Heterocampa guttivitta) whose larva is a defoliator of hardwood trees in the eastern and midwestern U.S.

First Known Use of saddled prominent

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saddled prominent

from the hump or prominence on the back of the larva

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“Saddled prominent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saddled%20prominent. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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