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EMPEROR, an officer. This word is synonymous with the Latin imperator; they are both derived from the. verb imperare. Literally, it signifies he who commands.
     2. Under the Roman republic, the title emperor was the generic name given to the commanders-in-chief in the armies. But even then the application of the word was restrained to the successful commander, who was declared emperor by the acclamations of the army, and was afterwards honored with the title by a decree of the senate. 3. It, is now used to designate some sovereign prince who bears this title. Ayl. Pand. tit. 23.

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Wildlife attracted to the habitat includes black grouse, red grouse, curlew, golden plover, raven, ring ouzel, merlin, hen harrier, emperor moth and fox moth.
The tropical-looking emperor moth, which once frequented the moors, is now extremely rare.
The most spectacular is the day-flying Emperor Moth.
The Mopani worm is a sun-dried caterpillar from South Africa and is the brightly coloured caterpillar of the Emperor Moth variety, one of the largest moths in the world.
When they finally arrived by courier the first on the menu were the Mopani worms - little black rock hard beauties which are the caterpillar of the Emperor moth.
Walnuts are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including the Emperor Moth, which is at home in the moorlands of Northumberland National Park.