tussock moth

noun

Definition of tussock moth

: any of numerous dull-colored moths (family Lymantriidae) that usually have wingless females and larvae with long tufts of hair

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Recent Examples on the Web More trouble: tussock moth larvae and two other pests. Marguerite Holloway, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tussock moth

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Tussock moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tussock%20moth. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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