noun Acan·tho·scel·i·des \əˌkan(t)thəˈseləˌdēz\

Definition of Acanthoscelides

  1. :  a genus of weevils (family Bruchidae) native to America but of cosmopolitan distribution and including the destructive bean weevil

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Origin and Etymology of acanthoscelides

New Latin, from acanth- + Greek skelos leg + -ides (plural of -id-, -is, patronymic suffix)

First Known Use: 1937

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