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

  • n. Any of several moths of the family Saturnidae, especially Saturnia pavonia of Eurasia, having distinctively patterned wings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of several large and beautiful bombycid moths, with transparent spots on the wings; as the American Cecropia moth (Platysamia cecropia), and the European species (Saturnia pavonia).

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

  • n. large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings


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