Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bag-worm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) a lepidopterous insect of the genus Thyridopteryx and allied genera, esp. Thyridopteryx ephemeræformis. The larva makes and carries about a bag or basket-like case of silk and twigs, which it afterwards hangs up to shelter the pupa and wingless adult females.
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