tortrices

tortricid

[tawr-truh-sid]
noun
1.
Also called tortrix [tawr-triks] . any of numerous moths of the family Tortricidae, comprising the leaf rollers, having broad, squarish, slightly fringed wings.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Tortricidae.

Origin:
< Neo-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 (ˈtɔːtrɪsɪd)
 
n
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
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tortricidae
 
[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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