Promethea

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Promethea (Zoöl) A large American bombycid moth (Callosamia promethea). Its larva feeds on the sassafras, wild cherry, and other trees, and suspends its cocoon from a branch by a silken band.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n promethea In entomology, same as prometheus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Prometheus

Usage


In news:

A Promethea, or Spicebush, Silkmoth (Callosamia promethea), and a real stunner that appeared at the lights and just hung around most of the next day, a very willing, and easily handled, model.
The terms of the settlement between Georgia Smith, her daughter Promethea Pythaitha and the estate of Thomas Kyros have not been disclosed in court documents.
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