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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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mill·er n.
 1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
 2. A milling machine.
 3. Zool. (a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller. (b) The eagle ray. (c) The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
 Miller's thumb. Zool. (a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea (formerly Cottus), as the European species (Uranidea gobio), and the American (Uranidea gracilis); -- called also bullhead. (b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 moth miller
      n : any of various moths that have powdery wings [syn: miller]