Definitions

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

  • noun A moth of the family Bombycidae, which includes the silkworm moth Bombyx mori.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the charactérs of the Bombycidæ.
  • noun One of the Bombycidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the genus Bombyx, or the family Bombycidæ.

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

  • noun zoology Any of the moths of the family Bombycidae.

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

  • noun moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Bombȳcidae, family name, from Latin bombȳx, bombȳc-, silkworm; see bombazine.]

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