veneer moth


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veneer \Ve*neer"\, n. [Cf. G. furnier or fournier. See Veneer,
   v. t.]
   A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material
   for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf
   of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show;
   gloss; false pretense.
   [1913 Webster]

   Veneer moth (Zool.), any moth of the genus Chilo; -- so
      called because the mottled colors resemble those of
      veneering.
      [1913 Webster]
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