geometrid

noun
geo·​me·​trid | \ jē-ˈä-mə-trəd How to pronounce geometrid (audio) , ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trəd How to pronounce geometrid (audio) \

Definition of geometrid

: any of a family (Geometridae) of usually medium-sized moths with large wings and larvae that are loopers

Other Words from geometrid

geometrid adjective

First Known Use of geometrid

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geometrid

ultimately from Greek geōmetrēs geometer, from geōmetrein

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The first known use of geometrid was in 1876

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“Geometrid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geometrid. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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