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saturniid

[suh-tur-nee-id] /səˈtɜr ni ɪd/
noun
1.
any of several large, brightly colored moths of the family Saturniidae, comprising the giant silkworm moths.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Saturniidae.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin Saturniidae name of the family. See Saturnian, -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for saturniid

saturniid

/sæˈtɜːnɪɪd/
noun
1.
any moth of the mainly tropical family Saturniidae, typically having large brightly coloured wings: includes the emperor, cecropia, and luna moths
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Saturniidae
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