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

Derived forms: cecropias

Type of: dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus, saturniid, saturniid moth

Part of: Cecropiaceae, family Cecropiaceae

Encyclopedia: Cecropia