Ag·​ri·​lus | \ ˈa-grə-ləs \

Definition of Agrilus

: a genus of slender beetles (family Buprestidae) having larvae that bore in or girdle twigs and wood and the stems of semiwoody plants

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First Known Use of Agrilus

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agrilus

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“Agrilus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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