Xyleutes

noun

Xy·​leu·​tes
zīˈlüt(ˌ)ēz
: a genus of moths (family Zeuzeridae) comprising the wood moths of Australia and southeast Asia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek xyleus woodcutter, from xyleuein to cut wood, from xylon wood

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“Xyleutes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xyleutes. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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