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 for tortrix
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tortrix \Tor"trix\, n. [NL., fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small moths of the
        family Tortricidae, the larvae of which usually roll up
        the leaves of plants on which they live; -- also called
        leaf roller.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) A genus of tropical short-tailed snakes, which are
        not venomous. One species ({Tortrix scytalae) is
        handsomely banded with black, and is sometimes worn alive
        by the natives of Brazil for a necklace.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: California moth whose larvae live in especially oranges
           [syn: orange tortrix, tortrix, Argyrotaenia citrana]
      2: small Indian moth infesting e.g. tea and coffee plants [syn:
         tea tortrix, tortrix, Homona coffearia]

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