saturniid

saturniid

[suh-tur-nee-id]
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:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Saturniidae name of the family. See Saturnian, -id2

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saturniid (sæˈtɜːnɪɪd)
 
n
1.  any moth of the mainly tropical family Saturniidae, typically having large brightly coloured wings: includes the emperor, cecropia, and luna moths
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Saturniidae

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