Pronunciation: (môth, moth), [key]
—pl. mothsPronunciation: (mô&thslash;z, mo&thslash;z, môths, moths). [key]
1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits.
2. See clothes moth.
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