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Meaning of GEOMETRID

Pronunciation:  jee'âmitrid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  slender-bodied broad-winged moth whose larvae are called measuring worms
 

GEOMETRID is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: geometrid moth
 
 See Also: Alsophila pometaria, family Geometridae, Geometridae, moth, Paleacrita vernata

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ge*om"e*trid\, a. (Zo["o]l.)
    Pertaining or belonging to the {Geometrid[ae]}.
    
    
  2. \Ge*om"e*trid\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of numerous genera and species of moths, of the family
    {Geometrid[ae]}; -- so called because their larv[ae] (called
    loopers, measuring worms, spanworms, and inchworms) creep in
    a looping manner, as if measuring. Many of the species are
    injurious to agriculture, as the cankerworms.
    
    
 

 

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