Definition of Agriotes
: a large cosmopolitan genus of beetles (family Elateridae) including several with larvae that are serious pests of the roots of crop plants — compare wireworm
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Origin and Etymology of agriotes
New Latin, from Greek agriotēs wildness, from agrios wild
First Known Use: 1837
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