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1. A Eurasian moth (Lymantria dispar) whose caterpillars feed on foliage and are destructive to trees and shrubs especially in the northeast United States. It was introduced into the United States in the late 1800s.
2. Informal A Republican in the US House of Representatives, representing a northeast or midwestern urban area, who sometimes supports moderate legislation and causes.
(Animals) a variant spelling of gipsy moth
a moth, Porthetria dispar, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of trees.
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|Noun||1.||gypsy moth - European moth introduced into North America; a serious pest of shade trees|
lymantriid, tussock moth - dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous trees