Definition of Bombyx

1. Noun. Type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth.




Definition of Bombyx

1. n. A genus of moths, which includes the silkworm moth. See Silkworm.

Definition of Bombyx

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Bombyx'' of true silkmoths, whose caterpillars often feed on mulberries. ¹

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Definition of Bombyx

1. a silkworm [n -ES] - See also: silkworm

Medical Definition of Bombyx

1. A genus of moths, which includes the silkworm moth. See Silkworm. Origin: L, silkworm. See Bombazine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bombyx

bombshells
bombsight
bombsights
bombsite
bombsites
bombycid
bombycid moth
bombycids
bombycine
bombycinous
bombycoid
bombykol
bombykols
bombylious
bombyx (current term)
bombyxes
bommie
bommies
bon
bon-accord
bon-bon
bon appetit
bon mot
bon mots
bon sao
bon silene
bon ton
bon vivant
bon voyage

Literary usage of Bombyx

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London by Royal Entomological Society of London (1812)
"Observations on the Study of Entomology ; with a short Account of the early Stages of bombyx Versicolor. By Mr. JP NEALE, FES i JN presenting the annexed ..."

2. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1870)
"Thus eg there are two closely allied species of moths, bombyx cynthia and bombyx paphia, each of which produces a kind of silk. ..."

3. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1907)
"... either 2 pints of a paraffin emulsion may be added or 2 lbs. of treacle. THE LACKEY MOTH. bombyx neustria, Linn. ..."

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