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

  • n. Any of various dull-colored moths of the family Lymantriidae, the caterpillars of which have tufts of hair along the back and are often destructive to deciduous trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the imago of any tussock caterpillar. They belong to Orgyia, Halecidota, and allied genera.

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

  • n. dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous trees


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