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curculio


curculio


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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