follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

tortricid

[tawr-truh-sid] /ˈtɔr trə sɪd/
noun
1.
Also called tortrix
[tawr-triks] /ˈtɔr trɪks/ (Show IPA)
. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for tortricid
  • Several defoliating tortricid species collectively referred to as leafrollers can be significant pests of apple and pear.
  • tortricid pests: their biology, natural enemies and control.
British Dictionary definitions for tortricid

tortricid

/ˈtɔːtrɪsɪd/
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
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tortricidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Tortrīcidae, from tortrix, feminine of tortor, literally: twister, referring to the leaf-rolling of the larvae, from torquēre to twist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tortricid

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tortricid

0
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tortricid