tortricid

noun
tor·​tri·​cid | \ ˈtȯr-trə-səd How to pronounce tortricid (audio) \

Definition of tortricid

: any of a family (Tortricidae) of small stout-bodied moths many of whose larvae feed in fruits

Other Words from tortricid

tortricid adjective

First Known Use of tortricid

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tortricid

New Latin Tortricidae, from Tortric-, Tortrix

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“Tortricid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tortricid. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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