Hawkmoth meaning

hôkmôth, -mŏth
Any of various thick-bodied moths of the family Sphingidae, having long narrow forewings, short hind wings, and a long proboscis, and characteristically sucking nectar from flowers while hovering.
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(entomology) Any of several moths, of the family Sphingidae, that hover over flowers when sucking nectar through a long proboscis.
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