tortricid

[tawr-truh-sid]
noun
  1. Also called tor·trix [tawr-triks] /ˈtɔr trɪks/. any of numerous moths of the family Tortricidae, comprising the leaf rollers, having broad, squarish, slightly fringed wings.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Tortricidae.

Origin of tortricid

< New Latin Tortricidae (1829), equivalent to Tortric-, stem of Tortrix a genus (Latin tor(quēre) to twist, wind, wrap + -trīx -trix) + -idae -id2
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tortricid

noun
  1. any small moth of the chiefly temperate family Tortricidae, the larvae of which live concealed in leaves, which they roll or tie together, and are pests of fruit and forest trees: includes the codling moth
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tortricidae

Word Origin for tortricid

C19: from New Latin Tortrīcidae, from tortrix, feminine of tortor, literally: twister, referring to the leaf-rolling of the larvae, from torquēre to twist
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