[ oh-luh-throo-tid ]
/ ˌoʊ ləˈθru tɪd /


any of numerous brown or gray moths of the family Olethreutidae having mottled or banded wings and forewings, each with a truncated tip, including many crop pests, as the codling moth or oriental fruit moth.


belonging or pertaining to the family Olethreutidae.

Nearby words

  1. oleophilic,
  2. oleoresin,
  3. oleoresinous,
  4. olericulture,
  5. olestra,
  6. oleum,
  7. oleyl alcohol,
  8. olfaction,
  9. olfactometer,
  10. olfactometry

Origin of olethreutid

< New Latin Olethreutidae name of the family, equivalent to Olethreut(es) genus (< Greek olethreú(ein) to destroy, derivative of ólethros destruction + -tēs agent suffix) + -idae -id2

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