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 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]


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  • twig girdler. — See under girdler (def. 2). [1890 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • twig girdler. — See under girdler (def. 2). [1890 95, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • twig girdler — noun : a cerambycid beetle (Oncideres cingulata) that lays its eggs in twigs of various hardwood trees in the eastern United States and girdles the twigs so that they fall off …   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 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 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

  • girdler — /gerrd leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that girdles. 2. any of several insects, as a beetle, Oncideres cingulata (twig girdler), that cut a groove around the bark of a twig, stem, etc. 3. a person who makes girdles. [1325 75; ME; see GIRDLE, ER1] …   Universalium

  • Oncideres cingulata — Twig Girdler Oncideres Cingulata Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta) …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Telopea speciosissima — flowerhead with florets opening from the edges towards the centre, Blue Mountains, Australia …   Wikipedia

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