Zyg"e*nid\, n. [Cf. Gr. ?, probably the hammer-headed shark.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of moths of the family Zyg[ae]nid[ae], most of which are bright colored. The wood nymph and the vine forester are examples. Also used adjectively.
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