a pyralid moth, Pleuroptya ruralis, having a pale sheen, that is often seen around nettles, on which its green larvae feed
- Mother of satan
noun 1. an informal name for TATP
- Mother of the chapel
noun 1. (in British trade unions in the publishing and printing industries) a woman shop steward MoC
[muhth -er-uh v-thou-zuh ndz] /ˈmʌð ər əvˈθaʊ zəndz/ noun, plural mother-of-thousands. (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. . noun 1. a S European perennial creeping plant, Linaria cymbalaria, having small pale blue or lilac flowers 2. a saxifragaceous plant, Saxifraga sarmentosa or S. stolonifera, having white flowers and creeping red runners
[muhth -er-uh v-tahym] /ˈmʌð ər əvˈtaɪm/ noun, plural mother-of-thymes. 1. a branched, woody, prostrate plant, Thymus serpyllum, of the mint family, native to Eurasia and northern Africa, having wiry stems that root at the joints and small, purplish flowers.