egger

egger

[eg-er]

Origin:
1695–1705; egg1 + -er1; the cocoon is egg-shaped

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egger or eggar (ˈɛɡə)
 
n
any of various widely distributed moths of the family Lasiocampidae, such as Lasiocampa quercus (oak egger) of Europe, having brown bodies and wings
 
[C18: from egg1, from the egg-shaped cocoon]
 
eggar or eggar
 
n
 
[C18: from egg1, from the egg-shaped cocoon]

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