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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A linnæan genus which included the moths in general.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean term, used in somewhat more than a generic sense, at first for all moths (when the Linnean Lepidoptera were composed of the genera Papilio and Phalæna), subsequently for all moths below the genus Sphinx.
  • n. [lowercase] Any moth.

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