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Related to tortricid: Gelechiidae
Any of numerous small moths of the family Tortricidae, many of which have larvae that are important pests of agricultural, ornamental, and forest plants, and including various leaf rollers.
[From New Latin Tortrīcidae, family name, from Tortrīx, Tortrīc-, type genus; see tortrix.]
(Animals) any small moth of the chiefly temperate family Tortricidae, the larvae of which live concealed in leaves, which they roll or tie together, and are pests of fruit and forest trees: includes the codling moth
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tortricidae
[C19: from New Latin Tortrīcidae, from tortrix, feminine of tortor, literally: twister, referring to the leaf-rolling of the larvae, from torquēre to twist]
tor•tri•cid(ˈtɔr trə sɪd)
any of numerous small moths of the family Tortricidae, that have broad, squarish, slightly fringed wings. Also called tor′trix (-trɪks)
[< New Latin Tortricidae (1829) <Tortric-, s. of Tortrix a genus (Latin tor(quēre) to twist, wind, wrap]
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|Noun||1.||tortricid - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls|
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
Argyrotaenia citrana, orange tortrix, tortrix - California moth whose larvae live in especially oranges