Definition of eggar in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɛɡə


A large brownish moth which is often active during the day.
  • Many species in the family Lasiocampidae, including the oak eggar (L. quercus)
More example sentences
  • I'm fairly sure this is the caterpillar of an oak eggar moth, but I would welcome being corrected.
  • The Small Eggar moth is another rarity found only in this part of Shropshire.
  • Adult oak eggars are also preyed upon by several birds, particularly black-headed gulls.


early 18th century: probably from egg1 (from the shape of the caterpillar's cocoon) + -er1.

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