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geometrid


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geometrid  \Ge*om"e*trid\,  a.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Pertaining  or  belonging  to  the  {Geometrid[ae]}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geometrid  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  geometrid 
  n  :  slender-bodied  broad-winged  moth  whose  larvae  are  called 
  measuring  worms  [syn:  {geometrid  moth}] 




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