Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In bee-keeping, a device to capture the moths whose larvæ prey upon the bees in the hive, or to capture the larvæ themselves.

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Examples

  • My mother was a great gardener, creating with her endless harmonies of flowers a giant, benign moth-trap and a butterfly Eden in which I flapped my net about like a lepidopteron myself.

    Wildwood

  • Joe was telling Trevor about Dewick’s plusia, a rare Essex speciality named after Bob Dewick of Bradwell-on-Sea, a member of the Essex Moth Group who maintains the world’s biggest moth-trap, built of brick, with a fan to suck the moths in.

    Wildwood

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