from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of numerous, often brightly colored moths of the family Arctiidae, characteristically having wings marked with spots or stripes.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A moth of the family Arctiidæ, as Euprepia caja and E. plantaginis, whose larvæ are known as bear-caterpillars and woolly bears.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun zoology A stout-bodied
moth(species) of the familyArctiidae
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wings; larvae are called woolly bears
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