Noc"tu*id (?), n. [From L. nox, noctis, night.] Zool.

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.

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a.

Of or pertaining to the noctuids, or family Noctuidae.

 

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