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carpet moth

noun
1.
a clothes moth, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which infest carpets and other woolen articles.
Also called tapestry moth.
Origin of carpet moth
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for carpet moth

carpet moth

noun
1.
any of several geometrid moths with black- (or brown-)and-white mottled wings
Word Origin
C19: so named from the patterns on their wings
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