polillas is the plural form of polilla.

polilla

polilla
feminine noun
1. (animal) 
a. moth 
He metido en el armario bolas de naftalina para evitar que las polillas se coman la ropa.I've placed mothballs in the closet to prevent moths from eating our clothes.
masculine or feminine noun
2. (colloquial) (hardworking student) (Cuba) 
a. bookworm (colloquial) 
Cuando llega la época de exámenes, Manuel se convierte en un polilla.When exam time rolls around, Manuel turns into a bookworm.
polilla
Noun
1. (general) 
a. moth 
polilla
(mariposa) moth; (oruga) grub; [de la ropa] clothes moth; [de la madera] woodworm; [de libros] bookworm;
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