American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See bee moth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which (waxworms) feed on the honeycombs of beehives
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) a pyralid moth (Galleria cereana) whose larvæ feed upon honeycomb, and construct silken galleries among the fragments. The moth has dusky gray wings streaked with brown near the outer edge. The larva is yellowish white with brownish dots. Called also
- n. moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs
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