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

  • n. Any of various thick-bodied moths of the family Sphingidae, having long narrow forewings and characteristically feeding by hovering over flowers and sucking nectar through an extended proboscis. Also called sphinx moth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several moths, of the family Sphingidae, that hover over flowers when sucking nectar through a long proboscis.


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