Graph·​o·​lita ˌgra-fə-ˈli-tə How to pronounce Grapholita (audio)
: a genus of typically small moths (family Tortricidae) having larvae that feed in various fruits or flower heads see cherry fruitworm, clover head caterpillar, oriental fruit moth

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Grapholita was in 1863

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“Grapholita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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