from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Geometroidea — the measuring worms, loopers, and cankerworms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of moths whose larvae are called measuring worms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A large family of heterocerous lepidopterous insects or moths, named from the genus Geometra, whose larvæ are measuring-worms; the geometers, geometrids, phalænids, or Phalœnidœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring worms
Geometra + -idae (Wiktionary)