Definition of Clothes moth

1. Noun. Any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens.

Definition of Clothes moth

1. Noun. An insect of the family ''Tineidae'', feeding on textiles. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clothes Moth

clothes basket
clothes closet
clothes designer
clothes don't make the man
clothes drier
clothes dryer
clothes hamper
clothes hanger
clothes hangers
clothes line
clothes lines
clothes maiden
clothes moth (current term)
clothes peg
clothes pegs
clothes pin
clothes shop
clothes shops
clothes tree
clothes trees
clothes valet

Literary usage of Clothes moth

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

1. Insect Architecture by James Rennie (1830)
"Clothes-Moth, and other Tent-making Caterpillars.—Leaf and Bark-Miners. THERE are at least five different species of moths similar in manners and economy, ..."

2. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"The moth flies at night and may frequently be seen in Fio. 230. Fio. 231. FIo. 230.—Adult of Case-making clothes moth (Tinea ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1907)
"In the drawing Fig. i is shown a clothes moth upon its back, with its four wings outspread, and three eggs adjacent to it. The picture is of course an ..."

4. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"Reference to the destructive habita of the clothes-moth is made in Job iv. ... For an interesting account of the habits and economy of the clothes-moth*, ..."

5. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"It is in this family, -too, that we find that greatest of all pests to the careful housewife, the clothes-moth (Tineola bisselliella). ..."

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