bivoltine

adjective

bi·​vol·​tine
bīˈvōlˌtēn
variants or less commonly bivoltin
-ᵊn
1
: producing two broods in a season
used especially of silkworms
2
of insects : having two generations a year, a summer generation without diapause and a winter generation with diapause
bivoltinism
-ᵊnˌizəm
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

French bivoltin, from bi- bi- entry 1 + Italian volta time, instance (from—assumed—Vulgar Latin volvita, from Latin volvere to turn) + French -in -ine

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“Bivoltine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bivoltine. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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