American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous, often brightly colored moths of the family Arctiidae, characteristically having wings marked with spots or stripes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A moth of the family Arctiidæ, as Euprepia caja and E. plantaginis, whose larvæ are known as bear-caterpillars and woolly bears. Arctia Isabella is the isabella tiger-moth. Deiopæa bella is a common tiger-moth in the United States. See also cuts under
bear, Euprepia, and Utetheisa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of moths of the family
Arctiadæwhich are striped or barred with black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The larvæ are called woolly bears.
- n. medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wings; larvae are called woolly bears
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