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[kur-kyoo-lee-oh] /kɜrˈkyu liˌoʊ/
noun, plural curculios.
any of several weevils, especially one of the genus Conotrachelus, as C. nenuphar (plum curculio) which feeds on plums, cherries, and other fruits.
Origin of curculio
1750-60; < Latin: weevil, corn worm Unabridged
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Examples from the web for curculio
  • If you have only a few trees, try controlling the curculio with traps.
  • Evaluation of pyramid traps for monitoring plum curculio adults in apple orchards.
  • Alley cropping forage crops under walnut trees may have an effect on the ability of the walnut curculio to damage nuts.
  • Spray a recommended insecticide as the pods develop to avoid damage from the cowpea curculio and other seed-eating insects.
British Dictionary definitions for curculio


noun (pl) -lios
any of various American weevils, esp Conotrachelus nenuphar (plum curculio), a pest of fruit trees
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: grain weevil
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