: a large genus of weevils (family Curculionidae) including a number of destructive pests of cultivated plants see boll weevil

Word History


New Latin, from Greek anthonomos feeding on flowers, from anth- entry 1 + -nomos (from nemein to pasture)

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“Anthonomus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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