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Cecropia

noun
1.
Large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning; milky juice yields caoutchouc.  Synonym: genus Cecropia.
2.
North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees.  Synonyms: cecropia moth, Hyalophora cecropia.



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"Cecropia" Quotes from Famous Books



... fierce countries the meadows seem like beautiful green ornaments enameled with jewels. The Mariposa Lily, on the other hand, is a poppy-shaped flower varying from white to purple, and with each petal decorated by an "eye" exactly like those on the great Cecropia or Polyphemus moths, so that their effect is that of a flock of gorgeous butterflies come to rest. They hover over the meadows poised. A movement would startle them to flight; only the proper movement ...
— The Mountains • Stewart Edward White



Words linked to "Cecropia" :   Hyalophora cecropia, trumpetwood, trumpet tree, snake wood, saturniid moth, imbauba, magnoliopsid genus, dicot genus, trumpet-wood, saturniid



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