domesticated silkworm moth

Definitions of domesticated silkworm moth
  1. noun
    stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce
    synonyms: Bombyx mori, domestic silkworm moth
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    type of:
    bombycid, bombycid moth, silkworm moth
    moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
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