Definition of tiger moth in English:

Share this entry

tiger moth

Pronunciation: /ˈtīɡər ˌmôTH/ /ˈtīɡər ˌmäTH/

noun

A stout moth that has boldly spotted and streaked wings.
  • Arctia and other genera, family Arctiidae: many species.
Example sentences
  • A tiger moth swooped down and brushed Anna with its dusty wings before gliding off into the distance.
  • Consider the Isabella tiger moth, seen from coast to coast.
  • Others, like the tiger moth, hear the bat and emit a jamming signal in the ultrasonic frequency spectrum.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ti·ger moth

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.