Tor"tri*cid(?), a. [See Tortrix.] (Zol.) Of or pertaining to Tortix, or the family Tortricid.
Tor"trix(?), n. [NL., fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist.] 1. (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of small moths of the family Tortricid, the larv of which usually roll up the leaves of plants on which they live; -- also called leaf roller.
(Zol.) A genus of tropical short-tailed snakes, which are not venomous. One species (Tortrix scytal) is handsomely banded with black, and is sometimes worn alive by the natives of Brazil for a necklace.
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