saturniid[sə tʉr′nē id′]
any of a family (Saturniidae) of large, brilliantly colored moths with a sunken head and hairy body
Origin of saturniid; from Modern Latin Saturniidae ; from Classical Latin Saturnia, Juno, daughter of Saturn
Any of various often large and colorful moths of the family Saturniidae, such as the emperor moth.
Origin of saturniidFrom New Latin Sāturniidae, family name, from Sāturnia, type genus, from Latin, daughter of Saturn, from feminine of Sāturnius, Saturnian, from Sāturnus, Saturn; see Saturn.
- Any moth of the family Saturniidae.