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Definition of "moth" []

  • Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from butterflies by their nocturnal activity, hairlike or feathery antennae, stout bodies, and the frenulum that holds the front and back wings together. (noun)
  • A clothes moth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moth" in a sentence
  • "The brain of a moth is about the size of a grain of rice."
  • "Melanism in the peppered moth is known from breeding experiments to be a standard genetic trait following Mendelian inheritance."
  • "The moth is immobilize inside a plastic tube mounted atop the 6-inch-tall wheeled robot."