Meaning of brown-tail moth

brown'-tail moth'

Pronunciation: (broun'tāl"), [key]
  1. a white moth, Nygmia phaerrhoea, having a brown tuft at the end of the abdomen, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of various shade and fruit trees. Also called
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