Definition of Noctuid

1. Noun. Usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests.




Definition of Noctuid

1. n. Any one of numerous moths of the family Noctuidæ, or Noctuælitæ, as the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; -- so called because they fly at night.

Definition of Noctuid

1. Noun. Any moth of the family ''Noctuidae'' ¹

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Definition of Noctuid

1. a night-flying moth [n -S] : NOCTUOID [adj]

Medical Definition of Noctuid

1. Any one of numerous moths of the family Noctuidae, or Noctuaelitae, as the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; so called because they fly at night. Of or pertaining to the noctuids, or family Noctuidae. Origin: From L. Nox, noctis, night. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Noctuid

noctilucent
noctilucin
noctilucine
noctilucous
noctious
noctiphobia
noctivagant
noctivagation
noctivagations
noctivagous
noctograph
noctographs
noctuaries
noctuary
noctuas
noctuid (current term)
noctuid moth
noctuids
noctule
noctules
noctuoid
nocturia
nocturn
nocturnal
nocturnal amblyopia
nocturnal deliria
nocturnal delirium
nocturnal diarrhoea
nocturnal dyspnea

Literary usage of Noctuid

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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1902)
"... noctuid genera. It is essential that systematists state the type of the generic title they use, and their work will be lasting in proportion as its ..."

2. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1904)
"... rutilus Coquillett and M. portoricensis Reeder, 20; Notes on the Mosquitoes of British Columbia, 37; A new variety of the noctuid ..."

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