curculio
noun (plural -lios) Etymology: Latin, grain weevil Date: 1756 any of various weevils; especially one that injures fruit

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  • Curculio — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Curculius, Curculio o el Gorgojo es una obra de teatro del comediógrafo latino Plauto. El gorgojo es un aproducción de escaso interés desde el punto de vista litarario pero en cambio es una prciosa fuente de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

  • Curculĭo — (lat.), 1) Kornwurm; daher Komödie des Plautus, worin ein Schmarotzer die Hauptrolle spielt; 2) Gattung aus der Familie der Rüsselkäfer (s.d.), jetzt von Germar u. Schönherr in viele Gattungen getrennt, gewöhnlich die Unterseite der Fußglieder… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Curculĭo — Curculĭo, Rüsselkäfer (s.d.); Curculionidae (Rüsselkäfer), Familie aus der Ordnung der Käfer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • curculio — [kər kyo͞o′lē ō΄] n. pl. curculios [ModL < L, grain worm, weevil; akin to circulus: see CIRCLE] any of a family (Curculionidae) of weevils: see WEEVIL …   English World dictionary

  • Curculio — Curculio …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Curculio — This article is about the weevil. For the Plautus play, see Curculio (play). Curculio Curculio nucum Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • curculio — /kerr kyooh lee oh /, n., pl. curculios. any of several weevils, esp. one of the genus Conotrachelus, as C. nenuphar (plum curculio), which feeds on plums, cherries, and other fruits. [1750 60; < L: weevil, corn worm] * * * ▪ weevil group  any of …   Universalium

  • curculio — [kə: kju:lɪəʊ] noun (plural curculios) chiefly N. Amer. a weevil which is a pest of fruit trees. [Conotrachelus nenuphar (the plum curculio) and other species.] Origin C18: mod. L., corn weevil …   English new terms dictionary

  • curculio — (ˌ)kərˈkyülēˌō noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, grain weevil; probably akin to Latin curvus curved more at crown 1. capitalized : the type genus of Curculionidae including a number of typical weevils most of which feed in nuts …   Useful english dictionary

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