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

  • noun Any of various moths of the family Lasiocampidae, whose larvae often construct tentlike webs among the branches of trees.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See egger.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any bombycid moth of the genera Eriogaster and Lasiocampa

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

  • noun Any moth of the family Lasiocampidae.

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

  • noun moth having nonfunctional mouthparts as adults; larvae feed on tree foliage and spin egg-shaped cocoons

Etymologies

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

[From egg + -er (from the egglike shape of their cocoons ).]

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