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hawk moth

noun
1.
any of numerous moths of the family Sphingidae, noted for their very swift flight and ability to hover while sipping nectar from flowers.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for hawk-moth

hawk moth

noun
1.
any of various moths of the family Sphingidae, having long narrow wings and powerful flight, with the ability to hover over flowers when feeding from the nectar Also called sphinx moth, hummingbird moth See also death's-head moth
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