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brown-tail moth


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

  • n. A small white and brown tussock moth (Euproctis phaeorrhoea) whose caterpillars defoliate shade trees and produce a poison capable of causing a skin rash on contact.

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

  • n. small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees


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