saturniid

noun
sa·​tur·​ni·​id | \ sa-ˈtər-nē-əd How to pronounce saturniid (audio) \

Definition of saturniid

: any of a family (Saturniidae) of usually large stout strong-winged moths (such as a luna moth or a cecropia moth) with hairy bodies

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saturniid adjective

First Known Use of saturniid

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saturniid

New Latin Saturniidae, from Saturnia, genus of moths, from Latin, daughter of the god Saturn

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The first known use of saturniid was in 1886

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27 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Saturniid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saturniid. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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