tortricid
noun Etymology: New Latin Tortricidae, from Tortric-, Tortrix Date: circa 1891 any of a family (Tortricidae) of small stout-bodied moths many of whose larvae feed in fruits • tortricid adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tortricid — Tor tri*cid, a. [See {Tortrix}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to Tortix, or the family {Tortricid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tortricid — [tôr′tri sid] n. [< ModL Tortricidae < L tortus: see TORT] any of a family (Tortricidae) of small, broad bodied moths whose larvae feed on the leaves of shrubs and trees: the larvae of some species roll and fasten leaves together to form… …   English World dictionary

  • tortricid — noun any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls • Syn: ↑tortricid moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑leaf roller, ↑leaf roller, ↑tea tortr …   Useful english dictionary

  • tortricid — /tawr treuh sid/, n. 1. Also called tortrix /tawr triks/. any of numerous moths of the family Tortricidae, comprising the leaf rollers, having broad, squarish, slightly fringed wings. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Tortricidae. [ < …   Universalium

  • tortricid — tor·tri·cid …   English syllables

  • tortricid — tor•tri•cid [[t]ˈtɔr trə sɪd[/t]] n. ent any of numerous small moths of the family Tortricidae, that have broad, squarish, slightly fringed wings. Also calledtor′trix [[t] trɪks[/t]] • Etymology: < NL Tortricidae (1829) < Tortric , s. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • tortricid moth — noun any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls • Syn: ↑tortricid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑leaf roller, ↑leaf roller, ↑tea tortrix, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aprostocetus — Taxobox name = Aprostocetus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera subordo = Apocrita superfamilia = Chalcidoidea familia = Eulophidae genus = Aprostocetus genus authority = Westwood, 1833 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Tortricidae — Bactra lancealana Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Light brown apple moth — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”