Definition of moth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɒθ//
; NAmE NAmE//mɔːθ//
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a flying insect with a long thin body and four large wings, like a butterfly, but less brightly coloured. Moths fly mainly at night and are attracted to bright lights. See related entries: Invertebrates Word OriginOld English moththe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch mot and German Motte.
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