Definitions for Mothmɔθ, mɒθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having nocturnal habits.
Ref: clothes moth.
* (môtz, motz, môths, moths)..
Origin of moth:
bef. 950; OE moththe
typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an insect like a butterfly that flies at night
The plant Vigna aconitifolia, known as moth bean.
Origin: Germanic: from moþþe, cognate with Dutch mot, German Motte.
any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth
any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc
any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvae of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvae of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus
anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An unfortunate acquaintance who is always in the hole. And the only ones who try to get him out are his enemies.
Translations for Moth
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any of a large number of insects, rather like butterflies but with wider bodies, seen mostly at night and attracted by light.
- عُثَّه، سوسَهArabic
- нощни пеперудиBulgarian
- traçaPortuguese (BR)
- der NachtfalterGerman
- mariposa nocturnaSpanish
- حشرات موذىFarsi
- papillon de nuitFrench
- पतंगा, शलभHindi
- noćni leptirCroatian
- حشرات موذىPersian
- يو ډول غماشىPashto
- fluture de noapteRomanian
- ночная бабочкаRussian
- ผีเสื้อราตรี ออกหากินตอนกลางคืนThai
- 蛾Chinese (Trad.)
- con thiêu thânVietnamese
- 蛾Chinese (Simp.)
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