Ephestia

noun Ephes·tia \ə̇ˈfestēə\

Definition of Ephestia

  1. :  a genus of small dull-colored or mottled moths (family Pyralidae) having larvae that spin silken tunnels in and feed on a variety of stored food products — see almond moth, raisin moth

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Origin and Etymology of ephestia

New Latin, from Greek, feminine of ephestios situated by the hearth, of the house or family, from epi- + estia hearth


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