gipsy moth


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gipsy moth

n
(Animals) a European moth, Lymantria dispar, introduced into North America, where it is a serious pest of shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae). See also tussock moth
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Noun1.gipsy moth - European moth introduced into North Americagipsy 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
genus Lymantria, Lymantria - type genus of the Lymantriidae; a pest (Lymantria means `destroyer')
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