Oncideres cingulatus
Girdler Gir"dler, n. 1. One who girdles. [1913 Webster]

2. A maker of girdles. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) An American longicorn beetle ({Oncideres cingulatus}) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for the larv[ae]. [1913 Webster]


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  • Girdler — Gir dler, n. 1. One who girdles. [1913 Webster] 2. A maker of girdles. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) An American longicorn beetle ({Oncideres cingulatus}) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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