(Science: zoology) Prominent' moth, any moth of the family Notodontidae; a notodontian; so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees.
Origin: L. Prominens, -entis, p. Pr. Of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward _ minere (in comp) to jut, project: cf. F. Prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.