Tortrix scytal
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leaf roller — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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