Definition of silver-line in English:

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Entry from British & World English dictionary


Either of two European moths with two or three whitish lines on the forewing:
  • (brown silver-line) A light brown moth whose larvae feed on bracken (Petrophora chlorosata, family Geometridae). (silver-lines) A moth with mainly green forewings (genera Pseudoips and Bena, family Noctuidae)..
Example sentences
  • The green silver-line is common in northern Europe.

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