Papaipema

noun

Pa·​pai·​pe·​ma
pəˌpīˈpēmə
: a genus of noctuid moths containing several that are pests on corn and other plants in parts of North America

Word History

Etymology

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 16 Jul. 2024.

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