twig girdler

twig girdler

noun
See under girdler ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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girdler

[gurd-ler]
noun
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.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see girdle, -er1

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girdler (ˈɡɜːdlə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that girdles
2.  a maker of girdles
3.  any insect, such as the twig girdler, that bores circular grooves around the stems or twigs in which it lays its eggs

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