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Variant of eggar.
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(ˈɛɡə) or


(Animals) any of various widely distributed moths of the family Lasiocampidae, such as Lasiocampa quercus (oak egger) of Europe, having brown bodies and wings
[C18: from egg1, from the egg-shaped cocoon]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egger - moth having nonfunctional mouthparts as adultsegger - moth having nonfunctional mouthparts as adults; larvae feed on tree foliage and spin egg-shaped cocoons
lasiocampid, lasiocampid moth - medium-sized stout-bodied neutral-colored moths with comb-like antennae
genus Lasiocampa, Lasiocampa - type genus of the Lasiocampidae: eggars
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