from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various moths of the family Tineidae, whose larvae feed on wool, hair, fur, and feathers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name common to several moths of the genus Tinea, whose larvæ are destructive to woolen fabrics, feathers, furs, etc., upon which they feed, using the material also for the construction of the cases in which they assume the chrysalis state. See cut in next column.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An insect of the family Tineidae, feeding on textiles.

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

  • noun any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens


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