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

  • adj. Producing several broods in a single season: multivoltine moths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having several broods or generations in a year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having several (at least more than two) annual broods; generated oftener than twice a year: said of silkworm-moths and their larv├Ž.


multi- + French -voltine, having a given number of broods in one season (from Italian volta, time, turn; see volt2).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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