EGGAR

eggar, egger

(noun) moth having nonfunctional mouthparts as adults; larvae feed on tree foliage and spin egg-shaped cocoons

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

eggar (plural eggars)

Any moth of the family Lasiocampidae.

Synonyms

• (moth in Lasiocampidae family): lappet moth, snout moth

Anagrams

• Gager, Garge, Grega, agger, gager, regag

Source: Wiktionary


Eg"gar, n. Etym: [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: Any bombycid moth of the genera Eriogaster and Lasiocampa; as, the oak eggar (L. roboris) of Europe.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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