Tortrix meaning

tôrtrĭks
A moth of the family Tortricidae; a tortricid.
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(zoology) Any member of the moth genus Tortrix.
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Origin of tortrix

  • New Latin Tortrīx genus name from Latin tortrīx one that twists from tortus past participle of torquēre to twist tortuous

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

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary