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

  • n. Any of the moths, chiefly of the family Bombycidae, whose larvae produce silk cocoons.

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

  • n. moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
  • n. any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae


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