Tortrix Tor"trix, n. [NL., fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small moths of the family {Tortricid[ae]}, the larv[ae] of which usually roll up the leaves of plants on which they live; -- also called {leaf roller}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of tropical short-tailed snakes, which are not venomous. One species ({Tortrix scytal}[ae]) is handsomely banded with black, and is sometimes worn alive by the natives of Brazil for a necklace. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tortrix — Tortrix,, 1) (T. Opp.), die Schlangengattung Roller; 2) so v.w. Blattwickler 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • tortrix — tor·trix (tôrʹtrĭks) n. A moth of the family Tortricidae; a tortricid.   [New Latin Tortrīx, genus name, from Latin *tortrīx, one that twists, from tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist. See tortuous.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tortrix — noun Etymology: New Latin Tortric , Tortrix, genus of moths, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist; from the habit of twisting or rolling leaves to make a nest Date: circa 1797 a tortricid moth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tortrix — n. any moth of the family Tortricidae, esp. Tortrix viridana, the larvae of which live inside rolled leaves. Etymology: mod.L, fem. of L tortor twister: see TORT …   Useful english dictionary

  • tortrix — [ tɔ:trɪks] noun (plural tortrices trɪsi:z) a small moth whose caterpillars live inside rolled leaves. [Family Tortricidae: many species.] Derivatives tortricid noun & adjective Origin C18: mod. L., feminine of L. tortor twister …   English new terms dictionary

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