Twig borer
Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster]

The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the outside with hides. --Sir T. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

{Twig borer} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small beetles which bore into twigs of shrubs and trees, as the apple-tree twig borer ({Amphicerus bicaudatus}).

{Twig girdler}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Girdler}, 3.

{Twig rush} (Bot.), any rushlike plant of the genus {Cladium} having hard, and sometimes prickly-edged, leaves or stalks. See {Saw grass}, under {Saw}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • twig borer — noun : any of various small beetles or their larvae or the larvae of small moths that bore in twigs of trees or shrubs compare apple twig borer, peach twig borer * * * any of several beetles, beetle larvae, or moth larvae that bore into the twigs …   Useful english dictionary

  • twig borer — any of several beetles, beetle larvae, or moth larvae that bore into the twigs of plants. * * * …   Universalium

  • peach twig borer — noun : the larva of a small gelechiid moth (Anarsia lineatella) that bores into the smaller twigs of the peach and other fruit trees * * * peach twig borer, a moth larva that bores into the trunk and branches of peach trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch and twig borer — ▪ insect also called false powder post borers   any of approximately 700 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) that live in dry wood or under tree bark. Branch and twig borers range in size from 3 to 20 mm (0.1 to 0.8 inch). However, the… …   Universalium

  • apple twig borer — noun : a small brown cylindrical beetle (Amphicerus bicaudatus) that bores into the twigs of especially fruit trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twig — Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twig girdler — Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twig rush — Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amphicerus bicaudatus — Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twigborer — twig borer n. Any of various small beetles or moths whose larvae bore into the twigs of certain trees, especially fruit trees. * * * …   Universalium

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