plural noun

Pyr·​a·​loi·​dea ˌpir-ə-ˈlȯi-dē-ə How to pronounce Pyraloidea (audio)
: a large superfamily of moths that includes the family Pyralidae and Crambidae

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pyraloidea was circa 1913

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“Pyraloidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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