clothes moth

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clothes moth

n.
Any of various moths of the family Tineidae, whose larvae feed on wool, hair, fur, and feathers.

clothes moth

n
(Animals) any of various tineid moths, esp Tineola bisselliella, the larvae of which feed on wool or fur

clothes′ moth`


n.
any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clothes moth - any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolensclothes moth - any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens
tineid, tineid moth - small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
casemaking clothes moth, Tinea pellionella - the larvae live in tubes of its food material fastened with silk that it spins
Tineola bisselliella, webbing clothes moth, webbing moth - moth that forms a web in which it lives
Translations
عُث الألْبِسَه
mol šatní
møl
mölur
moľa šatový

moth

(moθ) plural moths (moθs) (American) (mo:ðz) noun
1. any of a large number of insects, rather like butterflies but with wider bodies, seen mostly at night and attracted by light.
2. a clothes moth. The moths have been at my evening dress.
clothes moth
a type of moth whose larva feeds on cloth and makes holes.
ˈmothball noun
a small ball of a chemical used to protect clothes from clothes moths.
ˈmoth-eaten adjective
(of cloth) eaten by moths. a moth-eaten blanket.
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Common clothes moths and their larvae thrive in warm, enclosed environments such as wardrobes and feed on animal fibres such as wools and silk.