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geometrid

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noun geo·me·trid \jē-ˈä-mə-trəd, ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trəd\

Definition of geometrid

  1. :  any of a family (Geometridae) of usually medium-sized moths with large wings and larvae that are loopers

geometrid adjective


Origin of geometrid

ultimately from Greek geōmetrēs geometer, from geōmetrein


First Known Use: 1876


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