1. Also called owlet moth.
any of numerous dull-colored moths of the family Noctuidae, the larvae of which
include the armyworms and cutworms.
belonging or pertaining to the family Noctuidae.
< Neo-Latin Noctuidae,
equivalent to Noctu
) a genus of European moths (Latin noctua
the little owl, probably noun use of feminine of *noctuus,
equivalent to noct-,
stem of nox night
adj. suffix) + -idae -id2