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
circa 1797, in the meaning defined above
“Tortrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tortrix. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.
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