pyr·​a·​lis | \ ˈpirələ̇s \

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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History and Etymology for pyralis

Latin, from Greek, from pyr fire

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“Pyralis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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