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(Animals) a European hawk moth, Acherontia atropos, having markings resembling a human skull on its upper thorax
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|Noun||1.||death's-head moth - European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull|
hawk moth, hawkmoth, hummingbird moth, sphingid, sphinx moth - any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
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