Prominent' moth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prominent' moth (Zo√∂l) any moth of the family Notodontid√¶; a notodontian; -- so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees.
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Usage

In literature:

Two kinds of moths stand out prominently among insects that attack dried fruits and vegetables.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Probably the most prominent citizen of the apple-tree is the codlin-moth.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
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