pyralid

noun
py·​ral·​id | \ pī-ˈra-ləd \

Definition of pyralid

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

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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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Pyrales

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Pyralidae

Pyralididae

Pyralidoidea

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