gelechiid

[ juh-lek-ee-id ]
/ dʒəˈlɛk i ɪd /

noun

any of numerous small moths of the family Gelechiidae, including many crop pests, as the Angoumois grain moth and potato tuberworm.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the gelechiids.

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Origin of gelechiid

< New Latin Gelechiidae name of the family, equivalent to Gelechi(a) name of the genus (< Greek gēlechḗs sleeping on earth; see -ia) + -idae -id2

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