tortrix

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tor·trix

noun \ˈtr-triks\

Definition of TORTRIX

:  a tortricid moth

Origin of TORTRIX

New Latin Tortric-, Tortrix, genus of moths, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist; from the habit of twisting or rolling leaves to make a nest
First Known Use: circa 1797

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