Definition of silver Y in English:

silver Y

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noun

A greyish-brown European moth that has purple-tinged wings with a white Y-shaped mark on the forewings.
  • Autographa gamma, family Noctuidae
More example sentences
  • The silver Y moth is generally distributed throughout India and the Pacific.

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