from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large, pale-green North American moth (Actias luna) having elongated, taillike hind wings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, green American moth, Actias luna, that has crescent-shaped marks on its wings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a very large and beautiful American moth (Actias luna). Its wings are delicate light green, with a stripe of purple along the front edge of the anterior wings, the other margins being edged with pale yellow. Each wing has a lunate spot surrounded by rings of light yellow, blue, and black. The caterpillar commonly feeds on the hickory, sassafras, and maple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large bombycid moth, Actias luna, the most beautiful of North American insects, of a light-green color relieved by luniform eye-spots and by a broad purplish-brown or liliaceous anterior border.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing
New Latin lūna, species name, from Latin, moon; see lunar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)