from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the genus Bombyx of true silkmoths, whose caterpillars often feed on mulberries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of moths, which includes the silkworm moth. See silkworm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean genus of lepidopterous insects, now the type of the family Bombycidæ.
  • n. In conchology, a genus of pulmonate gastropods.
  • n. [lowercase] A wind-instrument of the ancient Greeks, probably sounded by a reed mouthpiece: so called from its shape.

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

  • n. type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth


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