from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several moths of the family Saturnidae, especially Saturnia pavonia of Eurasia, having distinctively patterned wings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one of several large and beautiful bombycid moths, with transparent spots on the wings; as the American Cecropia moth (Platysamia cecropia), and the European species (Saturnia pavonia).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
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