bombycid

bombycid

[bom-buh-sid]
noun
1.
a moth of the family Bombycidae, comprising a single species, Bombyx mori, the Chinese silkworm moth.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Bombycidae.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Bombycidae, equivalent to Latin bombȳc- (stem of bombȳx silkworm < Greek bómbȳx) + -idae -id2

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bombycid (ˈbɒmbɪsɪd)
 
n
1.  any moth, including the silkworm moth, of the family Bombycidae, most of which occur in Africa and SE Asia
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Bombycidae
 
[C19: from Latin bombyx silkworm]

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