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pyralid

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noun py·ral·id \pī-ˈra-ləd\

Definition of pyralid

  1. :  any of a very large heterogeneous family (Pyralidae) of mostly small slender long-legged moths

pyralid adjective


Origin of pyralid

ultimately from Latin pyralis, fly fabled as living in fire, from Greek, from pyr fire


First Known Use: 1870


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