Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small, thick-bodied moths of the family Tortricidae, including the leaf rollers, having larvae that feed on the leaves of trees such as oak, pine, and larch.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Tortricidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the large moth family Tortricidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Tortix, or the family Tortricidæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, of or belonging to the lepidopterous family Tortricidæ, or having their characters.
  • In herpetology, belonging to the ophidian family Tortricidæ, or having their characters.
  • n. In entomology, a moth of the family Tortricidæ.
  • n. In herpetology, a serpent of the family Tortricidæ; a cylinder-snake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls

Etymologies

From New Latin Tortrīcidae, family name, from Tortrīx, Tortrīc-, type genus; see tortrix.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • · The tortricid moth Adoxophyes aurata (attacks leaves in Asia including Papua New Guinea);

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