from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See bee moth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which (waxworms) feed on the honeycombs of beehives
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a pyralid moth (Galleria cereana) whose larvæ feed upon honeycomb, and construct silken galleries among the fragments. The moth has dusky gray wings streaked with brown near the outer edge. The larva is yellowish white with brownish dots. Called also bee moth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bee-moth; any member of the family Galeriidæ. See Galeria, and cut under bee-moth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs
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