noun Spo·dop·tera \spəˈdäptərə\

Definition of Spodoptera

  1. :  a genus of noctuid moths whose larvae are armyworms (such as the fall armyworm) that include numerous economically important pests

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Origin and Etymology of spodoptera

New Latin, from Greek spodos wood ash + New Latin -ptera

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a trip made at another's expense

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