clothes moth


clothes moth
noun
any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens
Hypernyms: ↑tineid, ↑tineid moth

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noun
: any of several small yellowish or buff-colored tineid moths whose larvae eat organic matter (as woolen goods, furs, or feathers) — see casemaking clothes moth, webbing clothes moth

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any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc., esp. Tinea pellionella (casemaking clothes moth).
[1745-55]

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clothes moth noun
Any of various tineid moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
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Main Entry:clothe

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clothes moth,
any one of a family of moths whose larvae are destructive to fabrics or furs.

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n. a small, drab moth whose larvae feed on a range of animal fibers and can be destructive to clothing and other domestic textiles. Family Tineidae: several species, in particular the common clothes moth (Tineola biselliella)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Clothes moth — Clothes Clothes (kl[=o][th]z or kl[=o]z; 277), n. pl. [From {Cloth}.] 1. Covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or comfort. [1913 Webster] She …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clothes moth — clothes′ moth n. ent any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • clothes moth — n. any of a family (Tineidae) of small moths that lay their eggs in articles of wool, fur, etc. upon which the hatched larvae feed …   English World dictionary

  • clothes moth — any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc., esp. Tinea pellionella (casemaking clothes moth). [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • clothes moth — type of moth whose larvae eat wool or fur …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clothes moth — noun a small drab moth whose larvae can be destructive to textile fibres. [Tineola biselliella and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • clothes moth — /ˈkloʊðz mɒθ/ (say klohdhz moth) noun any of certain small moths whose larvae feed on wool, fur, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • clothes moth — noun Date: 1753 any of several small yellowish or buff colored moths (especially Tinea pellionella and Tineola bisselliella of the family Tineidae) whose larvae eat wool, fur, or feathers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clothes moth — noun An insect of the family Tineidae, feeding on textiles …   Wiktionary

  • webbing clothes moth — noun moth that forms a web in which it lives • Syn: ↑webbing moth, ↑Tineola bisselliella • Hypernyms: ↑clothes moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Tineola, ↑genus Tineola * * * …   Useful english dictionary


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