Heliothis

noun He·li·o·this \ˌhēlēˈōthə̇s\

Definition of Heliothis

  1. :  a genus of medium-sized noctuid moths including several forms having larvae that are destructive pests of cultivated crops — see corn earworm

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Origin and Etymology of heliothis

New Latin, irregular from Greek hēliōtis (noun) dawn, (adjective) of the sun, fromhēlios sun


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