1. any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clothes \Clothes\ (kl[=o][th]z or kl[=o]z; 277), n. pl. [From
1. Covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; --
a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made
to be worn, for decency or comfort.
She . . . speaks well, and has excellent good
If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
--Mark. v. 28.
2. The covering of a bed; bedclothes.
She turned each way her frighted head,
Then sunk it deep beneath the clothes. --Prior.
Body clothes. See under Body.
Clothes moth (Zool.), a small moth of the genus Tinea.
The most common species (Tinea flavifrontella) is
yellowish white. The larv[ae] eat woolen goods, furs,
feathers, etc. They live in tubular cases made of the
material upon which they feed, fastened together with
Syn: Garments; dress; clothing; apparel; attire; vesture;
raiment; garb; costume; habit; habiliments.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose
larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens