noun Pro·to·par·ce \ˌprōtəˈpärsē\

Definition of Protoparce

  1. :  a genus of New World hawk moths with larvae that are hornworms — see tobacco hornworm, tomato hornworm

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Origin and Etymology of protoparce

New Latin, from prot- + -parce (perhaps from Latin parcus sparing, frugal) — more at parsimony

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