bombycid

Definitions of bombycid
  1. noun
    moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
    synonyms: bombycid moth, silkworm moth
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    types:
    Bombyx mori, domestic silkworm moth, domesticated silkworm moth
    stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce
    type of:
    moth
    typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
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