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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BROTAG, n. “The caterpillar of the drinker moth or of the tiger moth” (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 67, Cai.7 1936). [′brotag (Cai.7)]

[Gael. bratag, the furry or grass caterpillar. From brat, a mantle (MacBain).]

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