noun. ['ˈmɔθ'] typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae.
- saturniid moth
- Malacosoma americana
- silkworm moth
- tent-caterpillar moth
- owlet moth
- lasiocampid moth
- tortricid moth
- bombycid moth
- tussock moth
- lepidopterous insect
- gelechiid moth
- arctiid moth
- hawk moth
- noctuid moth
- sphinx moth
- hummingbird moth
- geometrid moth
- pyralid moth
- moth miller
Words that Rhyme with Moth
Example sentences of the word moth
1. Noun, plural
The Indian meal moth will quickly spread to your kitchen pantry.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Each disc corresponds to a body part the caterpillar will need as a butterfly or moth.
Texas is home to approximately 5,000 species of caterpillars with moth caterpillars outnumbering butterfly caterpillars nearly 11 to one.
4. Coordinating conjunction
A butterfly or moth finally forms in the pupa and breaks through to its new world.
Drain flies, sometimes called moth flies, are tiny insects about the size of fruit flies.
Quotes containing the word moth
1. From 'the lesson of the moth':and before i could argue himout of his philosophyhe went and immolated himselfon a patent cigar lighteri do not agree with himmyself i would rather havehalf the happiness and twicethe longevitybut at the same time i wishthere was something i wantedas badly as he wanted to fry himself
- Don Marquis, Archy and Mehitabel
2. Our Father who art in nature, who has given the gift of survival to the coyote, the common brown rat, the English sparrow, the house fly and the moth, must have a great and overwhelming love for no-goods and blots-on-the-town and bums, and Mack and the boys. Virtues and graces and laziness and zest. Our Father who art in nature.
- John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
adjective. showing signs of wear and tear.
adjective. worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths.
adjective. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new.
adjective. resistant to damage by moths.