tortricid


tor·tri·cid

noun \ˈtr-trə-səd\

Definition of TORTRICID

:  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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