• WordNet 3.6
    • n browntail small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n browntail A local name for the Tasmanian tit, Acanthiza diemenensis.
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In literature:

Some years ago the gypsy moth and the browntail moth were introduced by accident into the New England states.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The poison glands of the larva of the browntail moth (Euproctis chrysorrhoea Linn.).
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Occasionally you get a rash from the browntail moths in the woods, and the best thing for a cure is a poultice made with a little sulphur.
"The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves" by Claude A. Labelle