dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


4 definitions found
 for Moth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moth \Moth\ (m[o^]th), n.
     A mote. [Obs.] --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moth \Moth\, n.; pl. Moths (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS.
     mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and
     prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. Mad, n., Mawk.]
     1. (Zool.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not
        included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io
        moth; hawk moth.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments,
        grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth.
        See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) Any one of various other insects that destroy
        woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvae of several
        species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and
        Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvae of
        Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet,
        Dermestes, Anthrenus.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or
        wastes any other thing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Moth blight (Zool.), any plant louse of the genus
        Aleurodes, and related genera. They are injurious to
        various plants.
  
     Moth gnat (Zool.), a dipterous insect of the genus
        Bychoda, having fringed wings.
  
     Moth hunter (Zool.), the goatsucker.
  
     Moth miller (Zool.), a clothes moth. See Miller, 3,
        (a) .
  
     Moth mullein (Bot.), a common herb of the genus Verbascum
        ({Verbascum Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow
        or whitish flowers.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  moth
      n 1: typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout
           body and feathery or hairlike antennae

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Moth
     Heb. 'ash, from a root meaning "to fall away," as moth-eaten
     garments fall to pieces (Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos.
     5:12).
     
       Gr. ses, thus rendered in Matt. 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33. Allusion
     is thus made to the destruction of clothing by the larvae of the
     clothes-moth. This is the only lepidopterous insect referred to
     in Scripture.
     

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org