tortrix

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noun tor·trix \ˈtȯr-triks\

Definition of tortrix

  1. :  a tortricid moth

Origin and Etymology of tortrix

New Latin Tortric-, Tortrix, genus of moths, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist; from the habit of twisting or rolling leaves to make a nest


First Known Use: circa 1797


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