Definition of pyralis
1 plural pyralides obsolete : a fly fabled as born from or living in fire
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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