adjective bi·vol·tine
variants: less commonly



Definition of bivoltine

  1. 1 :  producing two broods in a season —used especially of silkworms

  2. 2 of insects :  having two generations a year, a summer generation without diapause and a winter generation with diapause


\-ənˌizəm\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of bivoltine

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

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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