Definition of Acanthoscelides
: 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: 1937See Words from the same year
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