Definition of 'moth'
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The common clothes moth also feeds on tweed, sheepskin and fur. The Sun (2016)Explore tropical moths and butterflies in the giant maze and butterfly house. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are one of the most easily identifiable of the small moths. Times, Sunday Times (2009)WHAT'S causing white sticky spots on my moth orchids? The Sun (2013)Now is the time to guard against destructive clothes moths. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Butterfly Conservation is appealing for sightings of moths and butterflies at bit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)WHAT puts white spots on my moth orchid? The Sun (2015)WHAT causes a fine web to form on the leaves of my moth orchid? The Sun (2010)WHAT are the white fluffy bits on my moth orchid? The Sun (2012)MY moth orchid has patches of white fur on the leaves. The Sun (2011)All hawk moths are chunky things with serious wings on them: they seem more like honorary birds than insects. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet show me a clothes moth and I am transformed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are speaking, of course, about clothes moths. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Clothes moths have been around for 25,000 years, or so it is thought. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Lime hawk moth moth is named after the hawk because it capable of powerful, long- distance flight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It reported a 20 per cent surge in calls about clothes moths following the mild, wet winter. The Sun (2016)We can only conduct our counts on quiet lanes, as these small, ghostly moths cannot be easily seen against the lights of oncoming vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'moth'
British English: moth /mɒθ/ NOUN
A moth is an insect like a butterfly, which usually flies about at night.
- American English: moth
- Arabic: عِثَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: traça
- Chinese: 飞蛾
- Croatian: moljac
- Czech: můra
- Danish: møl
- Dutch: mot
- European Spanish: polilla
- Finnish: koi
- French: papillon de nuit
- German: Motte
- Greek: νυχτοπεταλούδα
- Italian: tarma
- Japanese: 蛾
- Korean: 나방
- Norwegian: møll
- Polish: ćma
- European Portuguese: traça
- Romanian: molie
- Russian: моль
- Spanish: polilla
- Swedish: nattfjäril
- Thai: ผีเสื้อราตรีออกหากินกลางคืน
- Turkish: güve
- Ukrainian: нічний метелик
- Vietnamese: con nhậy
Definition of moth from the Collins English Dictionary
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