[ jee-om-i-trid ]
/ dʒiˈɒm ɪ trɪd /


belonging or pertaining to the family Geometridae, comprising slender-bodied, broad-winged moths, the larvae of which are called measuring worms.


a geometrid moth.

Nearby words

  1. geometrical optics,
  2. geometrical pace,
  3. geometrician,
  4. geometricize,
  5. geometrics,
  6. geometrize,
  7. geometry,
  8. geomorphic,
  9. geomorphology,
  10. geonavigation

Origin of geometrid

1860–65; < New Latin Geometridae, equivalent to Geometr(a) a genus name (see geometer; so called because the larva seems to measure the ground with its looping motion) + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for geometrid


/ (dʒɪˈɒmɪtrɪd) /


any moth of the family Geometridae, the larvae of which are called measuring worms, inchworms, or loopers


of, relating to, or belonging to the Geometridae

Word Origin for geometrid

C19: from New Latin Geōmetridae, from Latin, from Greek geometrēs: land measurer, from the looping gait of the larvae

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