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(Zoology) a Chinese silkworm moth
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|Noun||1.||Bombyx - type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth|
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Bombyx mori, domestic silkworm moth, domesticated silkworm moth - stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce
silkworm - the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk
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