Plum-curculio

plum curculio

noun
See under curculio.

Origin:
1885–90

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curculio

[kur-kyoo-lee-oh]
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:
1750–60; < Latin: weevil, corn worm

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curculio (kɜːˈkjuːlɪˌəʊ)
 
n , pl -lios
any of various American weevils, esp Conotrachelus nenuphar (plum curculio), a pest of fruit trees
 
[C18: from Latin: grain weevil]

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