Girdler
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 — [gʉrd′lər] n. 1. a person who makes girdles 2. a person or thing that girdles, or encircles ☆ 3. any insect that cuts girdles in trees, esp. an American beetle (Oncideres cingulata) that lays its eggs in holes bored into twigs …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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  • girdler — gir·dler …   English syllables

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