Definition of Gypsy moth

1. Noun. European moth introduced into North America; a serious pest of shade trees.

Exact synonyms: Gipsy Moth, Lymantria Dispar
Generic synonyms: Lymantriid, Tussock Moth
Group relationships: Genus Lymantria, Lymantria



Definition of Gypsy moth

1. Noun. ''Lymantria dispar,'' a species of moth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gypsy Moth

gypsoplast
gypsoplasts
gypstack
gypster
gypsters
gypsum
gypsum board
gypsumlike
gypsums
gypsy
gypsy's kisses
gypsy cab
gypsy cabs
gypsy dancing
gypsy moth (current term)
gypsy moths
gypsy mushroom
gypsycraft
gypsydom
gypsydoms
gypsying
gypsyish
gypsyism
gypsyisms
gypsylike
gypsyweed
gypsyworts
gyptian

Literary usage of Gypsy moth

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1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Rept. on present state of work of exterminating gypsy moth. 27 pp. ... Hearing before special investigating committee on extermination of gypsy moth, Jan. ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"A second pest, closely allied to the gypsy-moth, and commonly known as the brown-tail moth, was also introduced into Massachusetts some years ago, ..."

3. Annual Report by Entomological Society of Ontario, Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture (1899)
"This is au illustration of changed result! in different localities. THE gypsy moth. By EH Forbush. Ever since the gypsy moth ..."

4. Annual Report by Entomological Society of Ontario, Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"... so great a cause of anxiety, r been so systematically fought as the Gypsy moth, since it appeared in vast numbers in le State of Massachusetts in 1889. ..."

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