Geometridae

plural noun Ge·o·met·ri·dae \ˌjēəˈme‧trəˌdē\

Definition of Geometridae

  1. :  a family of chiefly medium-sized and slender-bodied moths with large wings and larvae that are loopers and that often feed destructively on various trees and cultivated plants

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Origin and Etymology of geometridae

New Latin, from Latin geometres, geometra geometer + New Latin -idae; from the looping movement, suggestive of earth measurement


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