noun Agri·o·tes \ə-ˈgrī-ə-ˌtēz\

Definition of Agriotes

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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