Tortricid Definition

tôrtrĭ-sĭd
noun
Any of a family (Tortricidae) of small, broad-bodied moths whose larvae feed on the leaves of shrubs and trees: the larvae of some species roll and fasten leaves together to form nests.
Webster's New World

(zoology) Any member of the large moth family Tortricidae.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • tortricid moth
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Other Word Forms of Tortricid

Noun

Singular:
tortricid
Plural:
tortricids

Origin of Tortricid

  • From New Latin Tortrīcidae family name from Tortrīx Tortrīc- type genus tortrix

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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