multivoltine

adjective

mul·​ti·​vol·​tine ˌməl-tē-ˈvōl-ˌtēn How to pronounce multivoltine (audio) -ˈvȯl- How to pronounce multivoltine (audio)
-ˌtī-
: having several broods in a season
multivoltine insects

Word History

Etymology

multi- + -voltine having a given number of broods (from French, from Italian volta time, turn) — more at volt

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multivoltine was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Multivoltine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multivoltine. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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