English version

moth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects
mothmoth /mɒθ $ mɒːθ/ ●○○ noun [countable]  moth.jpg HBIan insect related to the butterfly that flies mainly at night and is attracted to lights. Some moths eat holes in cloth.
Examples from the Corpus
mothWhen the evening comes the female spruce budworm moth rises up on warm air currents.As the Bishop underlines, the dark moth is not a new species.The dark moths appeared in London by 1897.If you put up a sign offering flesh for sale and bathe it in purple light, they come like moths.Their many tiny cocoons now completely filled the moth cocoon.Like many of us, the moth had by its constructions achieved an immortality of sorts.
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