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clothes moth

clothes moth
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohz, klohth z mawth, moth]
    • /kloʊz, kloʊðz mɔθ, mɒθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohz, klohth z mawth, moth]
    • /kloʊz, kloʊðz mɔθ, mɒθ/

Definitions of clothes moth words

  • noun clothes moth any of various tineid moths, esp Tineola bisselliella, the larvae of which feed on wool or fur 3
  • noun clothes moth any of a family (Tineidae) of small moths that lay their eggs in articles of wool, fur, etc. upon which the hatched larvae feed 3
  • noun clothes moth any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc., especially Tinea pellionella (casemaking clothes moth) 1
  • noun clothes moth An insect of the family Tineidae, feeding on textiles. 0

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Origin of clothes moth

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1745-55

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Parts of speech for Clothes moth

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clothes moth popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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