Saturniid definition

să-tûrnē-ĭd, sə-
Any of various often large and colorful moths of the family Saturniidae, such as the emperor moth.
noun
0
0
Any of a family (Saturniidae) of large, brilliantly colored moths with a sunken head and hairy body.
noun
0
0
Any moth of the family Saturniidae.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
saturniid
Plural:
saturniids

Origin of saturniid

  • From New Latin Sāturniidae family name from Sāturnia type genus from Latin daughter of Saturn from feminine of Sāturnius Saturnian from Sāturnus Saturn Saturn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition