[ juh-lek-ee-id ]
/ dʒəˈlɛk i ɪd /


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


belonging or pertaining to the gelechiids.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019