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gypsy moth

noun
1.
a moth, Porthetria dispar, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of shade and other trees.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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gypsy moth

noun
1.
a variant spelling of gipsy moth
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