Definitions

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

Etymologies

Geometra +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

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