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Meaning of moth by Wiktionary Dictionary

moth


    a moth ( 1 )

    Etymology 1

    Germanic: from Old English moþþe, cognate with Dutch mot, German Motte .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /mɒθ/, X-SAMPA: /mQT/
    • ( US ) enPR: môth, mäth, IPA: /mɔθ/, /mɑθ/, X-SAMPA: /mOT/, /mAT/
    • Rhymes: -ɒθ

    Noun

    moth ( plural: moths )

    1. A usually nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae .
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    Etymology 2

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    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /məʊt/, X-SAMPA: /m@Ut/
    • ( US ) enPR: mōt, IPA: /moʊt/, X-SAMPA: /moUt/
    • Rhymes: -əʊt

    Noun

    moth

    1. The plant Vigna aconitifolia, known as moth bean .


Explanation of moth by Wordnet Dictionary

moth


    Noun
    1. typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae