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 species are very destructive, as the plum curculio, the corn, grain, and rice weevils, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   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

  • billbug — /bil bug /, n. any of several weevils, esp. of the genera Calendra and Sitophilus, that feed on various grasses. [1860 65, Amer.; BILL2 + BUG1] * * * ▪ insect  any stout bodied beetle of the family Curculionidae (insect order Coleoptera) that has …   Universalium

  • grugru — /grooh grooh/, n. 1. any of several spiny trunked, tropical feather palms, as Acrocomia totai, of tropical America, having a swollen trunk with rings of blackish spines. 2. Also called grugru grub, grugru worm. the larva of any of several South… …   Universalium

  • Dinotefuran — IUPAC name 2 Methyl 1 nitro 3 (tetrahydrofuran 3 ylmethyl)guanidine …   Wikipedia

  • grugru — noun tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts • Syn: ↑gri gri, ↑grugru palm, ↑macamba, ↑Acrocomia aculeata • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Part Meronyms: ↑g …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn billbug — noun : any of several billbugs that feed on maize …   Useful english dictionary

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