meaning of bombyx

bombyx meaning in General Dictionary

A genus of moths including the silkworm moth See Silkworm

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  • type genus of Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
  • A genus of moths, which include the silkworm moth. See Silkworm.

Sentence Examples with the word bombyx

The mulberry-feeding moth, Bombyx mori, which is the principal source of silk, belongs to the Bombycidae, a family of Lepidoptera in which are embraced some of the largest and most handsome moths.

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