Translation of "moth" - English-Spanish dictionary

moth

noun uk /mɒθ/ us /mɔθ/

an insect with large wings that often flies at night

polilla

(Translation of “moth” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

moth

noun /moθ/ (plural moths /moθs/)

any of a large number of insects, rather like butterflies but with wider bodies, seen mostly at night and attracted by light.

mariposa nocturna

a clothes moth

polilla
The moths have been at my evening dress.
clothes moth noun

a type of moth whose larva feeds on cloth and makes holes.

polilla
mothball noun

a small ball of a chemical used to protect clothes from clothes moths.

bola de naftalina
moth-eaten adjective

(of cloth) eaten by moths

apolillado
a moth-eaten blanket.

(Translation of “moth” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)