noun An·thon·o·mus \anˈthänəməs\

Definition of Anthonomus

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

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Origin and Etymology of anthonomus

New Latin, from Greek anthonomos feeding on flowers, from 1anth- + -nomos (from nemein to pasture) — more at nimble

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