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regal moth

noun
1.
a large moth, Citheronia regalis, having yellow spots on gray to olive forewings and on orange-red hind wings.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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regal moth

any of a group of moths in the family Saturniidae (order Lepidoptera) that are large and brightly coloured and occur only in the New World

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