pyralid

noun
py·​ral·​id | \ pī-ˈra-ləd How to pronounce pyralid (audio) \

Definition of pyralid

: any of a very large heterogeneous family (Pyralidae) of mostly small slender long-legged moths

Other Words from pyralid

pyralid adjective

First Known Use of pyralid

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyralid

ultimately from Latin pyralis, fly fabled as living in fire, from Greek, from pyr fire

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“Pyralid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyralid. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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