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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 moth /ˈmɔθ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moth n. A mote. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moth, n.; pl. Moths
 1. Zool. Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth.
 2. Zool. Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.
 3. Zool. Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvae of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus.  Carpet moths are often the larvae of Anthrenus.  See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus.
 4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.
 Moth blight Zool., any plant louse of the genus Aleurodes, and related genera. They are injurious to various plants.
 Moth gnat Zool., a dipterous insect of the genus Bychoda, having fringed wings.
 Moth hunter Zool., the goatsucker.
 Moth miller Zool., a clothes moth. See Miller, 3, (a).
 Moth mullein Bot., a common herb of the genus Verbascum (Verbascum Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout
          body and feathery or hairlike antennae

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Heb. 'ash, from a root meaning "to fall away," as moth-eaten
    garments fall to pieces (Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos.
      Gr. ses, thus rendered in Matt. 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33. Allusion
    is thus made to the destruction of clothing by the larvae of the
    clothes-moth. This is the only lepidopterous insect referred to
    in Scripture.