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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A moth (Galleria mellonella) that lays its eggs in beehives, where the larvae feed on the wax and debris of the honeycombs. Also called wax moth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a moth (Galleria cereana) whose larv├Ž feed on honeycomb, occasioning great damage in beehives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pyralid moth of the genus Galeria, G. cereana (Fabricius).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs

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