Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of moths, of the family Orthosiidæ, having slender porrect palpi, and mostly yellow or orange fore wings undulating along their exterior border.

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Examples

  • Exposed hillsides support a xerophytic (drought-adapted) scrub of rose (Rosa xanthia), Caragana spp., elm (Ulmus glaucescens), Ostryopsis davidiana, Xanthoceras sorbifolia, and juniper (Juniperus rigida).

    Helanshan montane conifer forests

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