Definition of moth in English:
1An insect with two pairs of broad wings covered in microscopic scales, typically drably coloured and held flat when at rest. Moths are chiefly nocturnal, and lack the clubbed antennae of butterflies.
- Bats and nocturnal moths take to the wing, while butterflies settle and flowers begin to close their petals.
- This is a bacterium that is only harmful to Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths.
- Butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, cardinals, bluejays and more visited our gardens.
like a moth to the flame
- With an irresistible attraction for someone or something: he drew women to him like moths to the flameMore example sentences
- He argued that as the British and Irish governments were transfixed by the peace process like a moth to the flame, the Sinn Fein leadership, playing by its own rules, benefited from the permanent instability.
- But (and here is the contradiction) simply by hating it, I am drawn to it like a moth to the flame.
- She felt like a moth to the flame, knowing that the more time she spent with him, the more battered her world would become.
Definition of moth in:
- US English dictionary
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