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.

Nearby words

  1. gelcap,
  2. geld,
  3. gelderland,
  4. gelding,
  5. geldof,
  6. gelibolu,
  7. gelid,
  8. gelidity,
  9. gelidly,
  10. gelignite

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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