cecropia cecropia

Definition(s):

  1. (n) large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning; milky juice yields caoutchouc
  2. (n) North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees

Usage(s):

  1. THE noise is not yet loud enough to disturb the sloths munching on the leaves of the cecropia trees, or the river terns that wing lazily over the Amazon's mighty waters, or the .
  2. Callahan caught some giant cecropia moths, which live in the woods, studied them under a binocular microscope and decided that it was tiny spikes at the base of their delicate .

News

  • 'Round the Square for 8/15

    GREEN MONSTER: You might recall the giant Cecropia moth one of our readers brought in to show us in mid-June. It had a span of nearly six inches on the longest of its four wings and was beautifully marked in shades of brown.
    on August 16, 2013     Source: The Bradford Era

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