Meaning of NOCTUID in English


Pronunciation: ' näk-ch ə -w ə d, ' näk-t ə -

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin Noctuidae, from Noctua, genus of moths, from Latin, the little owl ( Athene noctua ); akin to Latin nox night

Date: 1894

: any of a large family (Noctuidae) of medium-sized often dull-colored moths with larvae (as cutworms and armyworms) that are often destructive agricultural pests

– noctuid adjective

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