geometrid

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

ultimately from Greek geōmetrēs geometer, from geōmetrein

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geometrid was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Geometrid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geometrid. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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