Crambus

noun

Cram·​bus
ˈkrambəs
: a genus of small moths (family Pyralidae or Crambidae) that have fringed hindwings and include several economic pests with larvae that are webworms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Greek krambos dry, withered

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“Crambus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Crambus. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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