tortrix

noun
tor·​trix | \ ˈtȯr-triks How to pronounce tortrix (audio) \

Definition of tortrix

: a tortricid moth

First Known Use of tortrix

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Tortrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tortrix. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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