Any of a large family (Geometridae) of moths, typically having broad wings: the slender larvae are called measuring worms, inchworms, etc.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Geometrid
Origin of Geometrid
From New Latin Geōmetridae family name from Latin geōmetrēs geometrician, land-measurer (the family being so named because the caterpillars seem to measure the surface on which they crawl by the length of their bodies) from Greek from geōmetrein to measure land geometry
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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