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sphingid

[ sfin-jid ]
/ ˈsfɪn dʒɪd /
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noun

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Origin of sphingid

1905–10; <New Latin Sphingidae family name, equivalent to sphing- (stem of Sphinx type genus) + -idae-idae; see -id2
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