Origin of sphingidfrom Modern Latin Sphingidae, family name from sphinx (gen. sphingis), type genus from L: see sphinx and -idae
Origin of sphingidFrom New Latin Sphingidae family name from Sphinx type genus from Latin sphinx ; see sphinx .
- (biology) Any of many hawk moths of the family Sphingidae
(comparative more sphingid, superlative most sphingid)
- Of or pertaining to these moths.