plural noun
Ag·​a·​ris·​ti·​dae | \ ˌa-gə-ˈri-stə-ˌdē \

Definition of Agaristidae

: a family of mostly diurnal and brightly colored moths having the antennae thickened toward the tip and including the Australian whistling moths — see forester

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First Known Use of Agaristidae

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agaristidae

New Latin, from Agarista, type genus (perhaps after Agariste, flourished 6th century b.c. daughter of Cleisthenes, tyrant of Sicyon, from Greek Agaristē) + -idae

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“Agaristidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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