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tortricid

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noun tor·tri·cid \ˈtȯr-trə-səd\

Definition of tortricid

  1. :  any of a family (Tortricidae) of small stout-bodied moths many of whose larvae feed in fruits

tortricid adjective


Origin of tortricid

New Latin Tortricidae, from Tortric-, Tortrix


First Known Use: circa 1891


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