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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Noctuid  \Noc"tu*id\,  n.  [From  L.  nox,  noctis,  night.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  numerous  moths  of  the  family  {Noctuid[ae]},  or 
  {Noctu[ae]lit[ae]},  as  the  cutworm  moths,  and  armyworm  moths; 
  --  so  called  because  they  fly  at  night.  --  a.  Of  or 
  pertaining  to  the  noctuids,  or  family  {Noctuid[ae]}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  usually  dull-colored  medium-sized  nocturnal  moth;  the 
  usually  smooth-bodied  larvae  are  destructive  agricultural 
  pests  [syn:  {noctuid  moth},  {owlet  moth}] 

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