Meaning of NOCTUID in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnäk-chə-wəd, ˈnäk-tə- ]


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.