Ge*om"e*trid (?), a. Zool.

Pertaining or belonging to the Geometridae.

 

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Ge*om"e*trid, n. Zool.

One of numerous genera and species of moths, of the family Geometridae; -- so called because their larvae (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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