pyralis

noun pyr·a·lis \ˈpirələ̇s\

Definition of pyralis

  1. 1 plural pyralides obsolete :  a fly fabled as born from or living in fire

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] a capitalized :  the type genus of the family Pyralidae — see meal moth b plural pyralises \-lə̇sə̇z\ or pyralides \pə̇ˈraləˌdēz, pīˈr-\ :  any moth of the genus Pyralis

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Origin and Etymology of pyralis

Latin, from Greek, from pyr fire — more at pyr-


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