sphingid

sphingid

[sfin-jid]
noun

Origin:
1905–10; < Neo-Latin Sphingidae family name, equivalent to sphing- (stem of Sphinx type genus) + -idae -idae; see -id2

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sphingid

noun
any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed [syn: hawkmoth
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