billbeetles
Curculio Cur*cu"li*o (k?r-r?"l?-?), n.; pl. {Curculios} (-?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a large group of beetles ({Rhynchophora}) of many genera; -- called also {weevils}, {snout beetles}, {billbeetles}, and {billbugs}. Many of the species are very destructive, as the plum curculio, the corn, grain, and rice weevils, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • billbugs — Curculio Cur*cu li*o (k?r r? l? ?), n.; pl. {Curculios} ( ?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a large group of beetles ({Rhynchophora}) of many genera; called also {weevils}, {snout beetles}, {billbeetles}, and {billbugs}. Many of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curculio — Cur*cu li*o (k?r r? l? ?), n.; pl. {Curculios} ( ?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a large group of beetles ({Rhynchophora}) of many genera; called also {weevils}, {snout beetles}, {billbeetles}, and {billbugs}. Many of the species are …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curculios — Curculio Cur*cu li*o (k?r r? l? ?), n.; pl. {Curculios} ( ?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a large group of beetles ({Rhynchophora}) of many genera; called also {weevils}, {snout beetles}, {billbeetles}, and {billbugs}. Many of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snout beetles — Curculio Cur*cu li*o (k?r r? l? ?), n.; pl. {Curculios} ( ?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a large group of beetles ({Rhynchophora}) of many genera; called also {weevils}, {snout beetles}, {billbeetles}, and {billbugs}. Many of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weevils — Curculio Cur*cu li*o (k?r r? l? ?), n.; pl. {Curculios} ( ?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a large group of beetles ({Rhynchophora}) of many genera; called also {weevils}, {snout beetles}, {billbeetles}, and {billbugs}. Many of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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