follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

gelechiid

[juh-lek-ee-id] /dʒəˈlɛk i ɪd/
noun
1.
any of numerous small moths of the family Gelechiidae, including many crop pests, as the Angoumois grain moth and potato tuberworm.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the gelechiids.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Gelechiidae name of the family, equivalent to Gelechi(a) name of the genus (< Greek gēlechḗs sleeping on earth; see -ia) + -idae -id2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for gelechiid

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for gelechiid