from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A large and handsome American moth (Hyperchiria Io), having a large, bright-colored spot on each hind wing, resembling the spots on the tail of a peacock. The larva is covered with prickly hairs, which sting like nettles.
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- n. large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines
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