: a genus of small dull narrow-winged moths related to the pink bollworm and including larvae that cause galls in plants, others that are leaf miners, and still others that are borers see potato tuberworm

Word History


New Latin, from gnorimo- (from Greek gnōrimos well known) + Latin schema shape, form; akin to Greek gignōskein to know

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“Gnorimoschema.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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