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NOUN (1)

1. typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moth \Moth\ (m[o^]th), n. A mote. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moth \Moth\, n.; pl. Moths (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. Mad, n., Mawk.] 1. (Zool.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvae of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvae of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus. [1913 Webster] 4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing. [1913 Webster] Moth blight (Zool.), any plant louse of the genus Aleurodes, and related genera. They are injurious to various plants. Moth gnat (Zool.), a dipterous insect of the genus Bychoda, having fringed wings. Moth hunter (Zool.), the goatsucker. Moth miller (Zool.), a clothes moth. See Miller, 3, (a) . Moth mullein (Bot.), a common herb of the genus Verbascum (Verbascum Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

moth n 1: typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Moth Heb. 'ash, from a root meaning "to fall away," as moth-eaten garments fall to pieces (Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos. 5:12). Gr. ses, thus rendered in Matt. 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33. Allusion is thus made to the destruction of clothing by the larvae of the clothes-moth. This is the only lepidopterous insect referred to in Scripture.