bi·​vol·​tine | \ bīˈvōlˌtēn \
variants: or less commonly bivoltin \ -​ᵊn \

Definition of bivoltine

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

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Other Words from bivoltine

bivoltinism \ -​ᵊnˌizəm \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for bivoltine

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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