Papaipema

noun
Pa·​pai·​pe·​ma | \ pəˌpīˈpēmə \

Definition of Papaipema

: a genus of noctuid moths containing several that are pests on corn and other plants in parts of North America

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History and Etymology for Papaipema

New Latin, probably from Greek papai, exclamation of suffering + pēma suffering, calamity

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“Papaipema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Papaipema. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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