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bombycid

[bom-buh-sid] /ˈbɒm bə sɪd/
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/
noun
1.
any moth, including the silkworm moth, of the family Bombycidae, most of which occur in Africa and SE Asia
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bombycidae
Word Origin
C19: from Latin bombyx silkworm
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