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: a genus of small slender dull colored nocturnal moths (family Pyralidae or Crambidae) the larvae of which are borers in cereals and other grasses


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see chil-

Word History



New Latin, from Latin Chilo, a nickname, literally, having large lips, probably modification of Greek cheilos lip

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“Chilo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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