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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]